Construction of a cogeneration plant

The Opitciwan Atikamekw Council would like to add a biomass-fired power plant to the four diesel-powered electricity generators currently in service and owned by Hydro-Québec. The proposed plant, with a maximum capacity of 2.5 MW, would be used to ensure the reliability of electricity distribution. The footprint of this project is 60,000 m2.

Latest update

July 7, 2023 – The public comment period on the project is closed. Indigenous Services Canada is considering comments received to help inform its determination on whether the carrying out of the project is likely to cause significant adverse environmental effects.


Key documents

Key documents
Document Number Document Title File Date
1 Notice of Intent to Make a Determination-Start of Public Comment Period - June 7, 2023


Environnemental Advisor
Indigenous Services Canada
320, St-Joseph Street East, 3rd Floor
Office 400
Québec, Quebec G1K 9J2

  • Location

    • The Atikamekw of Opitciwan (Quebec)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Alternative Energy
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Opitciwan Atikamekw Concil
  • Authorities

    • Indigenous Services Canada
    • Natural Resources Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Project on federal lands
  • Reference Number


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