Northwest Territories Power Corp. - MV2017X0005
The Bluefish Hydro facility makes use of water from the Yellowknife River drainage basin. In 1940 a dam was constructed at the outlet to Bluefish Lake to divert part of the flow of the Yellowknife River through a generator. A new dam was constructed just downstream of the original dam and was completed in 2012. The amount of water entering the generator is controlled by a large head gate. The intake leads to a 760 m long unlined rock tunnel. From the tunnel, a 3 m diameter, 150 m long metal penstock connects to two powerhouses. There are several additional buildings located near the powerhouses, including two trailers housing operations employees.
Other facilities at the site include a communications building and tower, a garage and oil storage shed, a drum storage platform, an open storage shed, fuel tank storage, and mobile homes and transient housing. There are two transient trailers plus one transient house for overflow accommodation. Sewage from these accommodations enters a septic tank system. On site activities include the maintenance and operation of the powerhouses and all related equipment for the generation of power, maintenance of the road system and all other infrastructure on site such as the headgate building, equipment garages and site buildings, and the dam and spillway if required. Annual construction and maintenance of the ice road occurs every winter as well.
1. Permit - Licence - Other Issuances
|MV2017X0005 - Northwest Territories Power Corp. - Issuance - Staff Report and Comments - Apr6-17.pdf (2.01 MB)||April 6, 2017||April 12, 2017|
|MV2017X0005 - Northwest Territories Power Corp. - Issuance - Type A Land Use Permit - Apr6-17.pdf (1.42 MB)||April 6, 2017||April 12, 2017|
|MV2017X0005 - NTPC - Response to Incomplete Letter - Additional Information - Feb20-19.pdf (1.58 MB)||February 20, 2017||February 21, 2017|
2. Initial/Renewal Application
|MV2017X0005 - NTPC - Request for comments on New LUP Application - Feb24-17.pdf (206.22 KB)||February 24, 2017||March 2, 2017|