Waneta Hydroelectric Expansion Project
Masse Environmental is fulfilling the role of Independent Project Environmental Monitor for the Waneta Expansion Project, a four year, $900 million project to add 335 MW of generating capacity to the Waneta Dam. The project includes a new powerhouse and tunnels, and a 10 km long, high voltage transmission line. The project is located on the Pend d'Oreille River immediately upstream of the confluence with the Columbia River. Protecting endangered White Sturgeon and their downstream spawning habitat during construction is a key focus of the project. Responsibilities include observing construction methods and commissioning of the works and preparing information and reports on the compliance of construction activities with theEnvironmental Assessment Certificate, environmental management plans, and applicable legislation.