The Umbata Falls run-of-river hydroelectric plant is located on the White River, a tributary of Lake Superior, some 30 kilometers southeast of Marathon, Ontario. This facility’s nameplate capacity is 23.0 MW, and its estimated yearly energy output is 109,102 MWh.
The plant is eligible for the federal government’s ecoENERGY initiative, intended to support renewable energy in Canada, which offers a $10-per-MWh incentive for the first ten years of the facility’s operations.
The Umbata plant has also been granted with ECOLOGO® certification, the only independent recognized environmental standard, for its reduced impact on environment.
PRODUCT CERTIFIED FOR REDUCED ENVIRONMENTAL IMPACT. VIEW SPECIFIC ATTRIBUTES EVALUATED: UL.COM/EL
The facility was created through a successful partnership between Innergex and the Ojibways of the Pic River First Nation, who owns a 51% share in Umbata Falls. The remaining 49% is owned by Innergex.