Qu'Appelle Dam Hydro Project
The Qu'Appelle Dam Hydro Project (QDHP) is a 'run-of-river' hydroelectric project located in southern Saskatchewan that will generate up to 2 MW of renewable energy from flow releases from Lake Diefenbaker into the Qu'Appelle River at the Qu'Appelle Dam. The Qu'Appelle River provides water to the cities of Moose Jaw and Regina, the local farming community and a number of industries in the Moose Jaw to Regina corridor.
RMP has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with The Saskatchewan Watershed Authority for the placement of small turbine in the Qu'Appelle River outlet. Initial engineering studies and economic modeling have been completed. Interconnection studies and more detailed engineering studies are underway.
The Qu'Appelle Dam Hydro Project has been selected by Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower) as part of its Green Options (GO) Partner Program (http://www.saskpower.com/sustainable_growth/generate_move_power/green_options_partners/). This program will enable RMP to enter into a Power Purchase Agreement with SaskPower for up to 40 years at pre-determined power prices.
View of Qu’Appelle Dam Spillway