Marmora Pumped Storage Project

Northland Power announces an opportunity for residents of the Municipality of Marmora and Lake to learn about a new green energy initiative in their community
Northland is proposing a major project to convert the Marmora Mine property into a 400 megawatt pumped storage facility. The project would commit the site to long term clean energy production.

Pumped storage stores and generates electricity by pumping water into an upper reservoir when energy demand and rates are low and then allows it to flow down through the same pump/generator system to generate electricity when it is needed by the grid. In addition to being very cost-effective, the completed facility will offer instantaneous power, providing important support for Ontario’s grid. Other benefits include the fact that it will produce no emissions and will offer potential for tourism and education when complete.

If approved, construction of the project will produce hundreds of direct and indirect jobs. Once complete, the facility will provided about 45 high paying permanent jobs.

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Marmora Pumped Storage FAQ
Recharge Marmora Tourism Plan
Canadian Geographic – Supplementary June 2015
Northland Power – Innovation Television (Aired Discovery Channel US Dec 27th)
Marmora Pumped Strorage on CBC

Hydro Project gets Solid Regional Support

Officials Pumped About Pumped Storage Project Community Press Article Oct 2012

Municipality of Marmora and Lake Marmora Pumped Storage Support Press Release

December 2011 Marmora Pumped Storage Update


Presentations from the Hatch Group 2012
Hatch Logo
Environment Assessment Process – Here
Presentation for Council – Hatch – Here

June 10th 2011 Press Release
Northland Power June 10th 2011 Presentation
Marmora Pumped Storage Information Sheet
Marmora Pumped Storage Quick Facts Sheet
Municipality of Marmora and Lake Resolution Supporting the Marmora Pumped Storage Project

Support from the local community

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Signs of support are being displayed throughout the community!

If you are interested in supporting the Marmora Pumped Storage Project please send a letter of support to the Municipality of Marmora and Lake 12 Bursthall St P.O. Box 459 Marmora ON K0K2M0. We will forward all letters of support to Northland Power, Province of Ontario and the Ontario Power Authority.


Letters of Support Received.

Hastings Lennox and Addington MP Mike Bossio
Letter from Minister Chiarelli
Hastings and Prince Edward County MPP Todd Smith
Township of Havelock-Belmont-Methuen
Northumberland/Quinte West MP Rick Norlock
Township of Stirling-Rawdon
Township of Limerick
County of Haliburton
Municipality of Tweed
Ministry of Natural Resources
Ministry of Northern Development, Mines and Forestry
Township of Carlow/Mayo
County of Frontenac
Hastings and Prince Edward County MPP Leona Dombrowsky
Eastern Ontario Warden’s Caucus
United Counties of Prescott and Russell
Town of Bancroft
Local Residents Mr & Mrs. Caverly
Valu Mart
Crowe Lake Waterway Association
Tyendinaga Township
Tudor and Cashel
Local Residents Mr. & Mrs. Reynolds
Madoc Township
Peterborough County
Trent University
Fleming College
Faraday Township
Hastings County
Loyalist College
Quinte Conservation Authority
Letter of Support Brian and Maria Weber

For more information contact:

Typhany Choinard, CAO
Municpality of Marmora and Lake

John Wright
Northland Power