Notice of Testing

Notice of Testing [pdf]

Swift River Energy Limited (SREL) is the builder, owner and operator of the Bala Generating Station. Starting as early as September 18, 2019 and continuing for up to 3 weeks, Swift River will be carrying out controlled and incremental testing of the power plant and prepare the facility for operations. Testing will be carried out from 7am - 6pm for 7 days a week during this period.

Members of the public and stakeholders can be assured that the testing procedures have been prepared by experts. Plans have been carefully developed with the Ministry of Natural Resources and Forestry and Ontario Power Generation. During testing, SREL will be coordinating with them several times a day. Daily variations in water flows will cause some fluctuation of water levels. However, the test program has been prepared to maintain water levels within the Best Management Zone as outlined in the Muskoka River Water Management Plan for various reservoirs from Lake Muskoka to Go Home Lake. The MNRF will continue to operate the Bala North and South Dam during this time.

During testing, the public is advised to exercise caution. SREL will be monitoring the vicinity of the Bala Generating Station and dams but the public is requested to assist by remaining clear of the area immediately adjacent to the station during this period.

For any questions or concerns or updates, please call, send us an email, or follow us on Twitter. We will endeavor to respond within 24 hours. In the case of an emergency, please call 911.

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