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Proposed TC Energy Pumped Storage Project

Community

A message from the Project Director

TC Energy, Director Power Business Development, John Mikkelsen, P.Eng. M.A.Sc.

November 2020 Community Newsletter

TC Energy has been actively engaging with the local community since late 2019 to introduce the concept of a pumped storage project on the Meaford Tank Range and to receive your feedback, questions and concerns. We thank all of you who have engaged with us so far and welcome your continued input.

Today, we are providing an update on the status of the project and letting you know what comes next. While we are limited in our social interactions during COVID-19, we seek every opportunity to share information and to hear from you.

— TC Energy, Director Power Business Development, John Mikkelsen, P.Eng. M.A.Sc.

Read the Pumped Storage Project November 2020 Community Newsletter

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Design changes address community concerns

Engineering studies and community feedback shape new design elements

Over the past year we have heard from the community and this input has helped shape how we’ve advanced and studied this proposal. Protection of the environment, the local economy and way of life are of utmost importance to area residents. As we completed elements of our feasibility work, progressed engineering studies and, most importantly, assessed the feedback we received from the public, we recognized that our original design concept for the project needed to change. While there is still a substantial level of confirmatory work to be done, we are now proposing a new design concept that responds to many of the concerns identified by the community.

Read our letter to residents of Meaford and surrounding communities

Virtual community information session

Community presentation: July 22, 2020

For those who were not able to attend our recent Virtual Community Information Session on July 22 and learn about TC Energy’s Proposed Pumped Storage Project, please watch this recorded version of the presentation and questions we answered at the end of

Questions & Answers

We have prepared answers to some of the questions from the July 22 Virtual Community Information Session. Visit our FAQs page, where we will continue to post our responses each week until all of the questions have been answered.

What is pumped storage?

What is pumped storage and how does it work?

Watch our video explaining pumped storage hydro power and how it can allow Ontario to get full value from its nuclear, wind and solar power.

Pumped storage hydro power represents nearly 95 per cent of global energy storage and there are 100 projects underway as more countries embrace this tried and true technology.

TC Connects podcast featuring John Mikkelsen and Barb Taylor

TC Energy recently sat down with John Mikkelsen, Director, Power & Storage and Barb Taylor, Senior Environmental Planner, to talk about our proposed pumped storage facility – one of the largest 'Made in Canada' climate change initiatives currently in development.

"This is one of the most compelling projects I've ever had the opportunity to work on," shares John.

Tune in to the TC Connects podcast to find out why this project is so unique and also listen to our other podcasts, featuring our leaders talk about other subjects, such as Giving back, Sustainability, Women lead here, Innovation and disruption, Resilience and Meeting the challenge.

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