ENERGY FROM RAPIDS
This large Ottawa River reservoir of rapids can add 70 MW power without impacting on the environment. The Kipawa community, would benefit from its kinetic power of rapids. This would provide a return on investment within just a few years.
The 132 MW Tabaret project will eliminate the aquatic ecosystem of the Kipawa River to replace and unused 17 MW Unit and a 5 MW plant.
There are other, smarter and more reasonable options for producing hydro power on the Kipawa watershed: the HUG Hydro System. There are two approaches: one uses kinetic energy of moving water of the rapids and the second use the energy of gravity from small waterfalls.