Acoustical Experience: Energy and Power Generation Projects

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BKL’s involvement in power generation projects has included land use compatibility assessments, noise impact assessments for environmental permitting, consultation during outline and detailed design, and commissioning services. Services for operational sites have included environmental or occupational noise and vibration assessments to assess complaints or meet health and safety requirements. Recommendations typically include noise and vibration controls and management plans to meet criteria.


BC Hydro Additional Generators: Revelstoke Unit 5 and Mica Units 5 & 6

Revelstoke, Mica Creek, BC
Acoustical design for additional turbines, generators, transformers and related equipment at existing hydro-electric generating stations, including measurement and assessment of interior noise levels resulting from existing units.


Mount Pleasant Substation

Vancouver, BC
Design for new electrical substation adjacent to residential, including baseline noise measurements, measurements at comparable substations, recommendations for noise control and meeting with residents.


Kwoiek Creek Hydro Project Wildlife Noise Effects Assessment

Lytton, BC
Assessed potential effects on mountain goat range due to rock hammering noise by performing site noise measurements and developing Cadna/A noise model.


Upper Lillooet Hydro Project

Lillooet, BC
Two studies performed to assess baseline noise and potential construction noise impacts at a nearby goat range for 100 MW run-of-river hydro-electric plants.


Fitzsimmons Creek Hydro Project

Whistler, BC
Environmental noise assessment including baseline noise monitoring, measurements at a comparable plant, predictions, specifying acoustical treatment and commissioning assessment.


Wildmare Wind Energy Project

Chetwynd, BC
Environmental noise assessment for BCEAA permit application including baseline noise monitoring, historical weather statistics analysis and turbine noise predictions to ISO and Harmonoise standards.


BC Hydro Site C Peer Review

Fort St John, BC
BC Hydro retained BKL to perform an independent third party review of the environmental noise assessment performed for the proposed “Site C” 1100 MW hydro project in the Peace River Region.


Ashlu Creek Hydro Project

Squamish, BC
Environmental noise assessment for 50 MW run-of-river project 35 km northeast of Squamish, BC. Assessment included baseline noise monitoring in rural residential area, noise predictions and assistance with public consultation.


Monte Rio Power Plant Upgrade

Puerto Viejo, Dominican Republic
Environmental noise assessment of future construction and operations noise levels using Cadna/A noise model and World Bank standards with mitigation such as silencers and barriers.


Surrey Biofuel Facility

Surrey, BC
Land use compatibility evaluation for proposed largest organic biofuel facility in Canada.


Island Cogeneration Facility

Campbell River, BC
Analysis of noise from proposed cogeneration facility and prediction of impact on adjacent residential community.


Kettle River Hydro Project

near Grand Forks, BC
Environmental noise assessment for 28 MW run-of-river power project. BKL conducted baseline noise measurements, impact assessment and participated in public hearings.

Baseline Noise Monitoring, BCEAA, Cadna/A Noise Modelling, CEAA, Commissioning, Environmental Noise Impact Assessment, Expert Witness Testimony, Land Use Assessment, Noise Mitigation Design, Public Consultation