The Project is located near the City of Edmonton in Strathcona County. A front‑end engineering design study was completed by the client to determine the stability of the slopes adjacent to the site as well as identifying other reclamation concerns.
Travers Solar Project environmental assessment, permitting, and construction support
In 2017, Travers 2 Solar LP retained Matrix Solutions to support the environmental components of the Travers Solar Project in Vulcan County, Alberta. The project is being developed on approximately 1,350 hectares of agricultural land and will have a capacity of up to 465 MWac once fully operational (expected by end of 2022).
Resource Specialists Support for the Trans Mountain Expansion Project
Matrix began supporting construction of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (TMEP) in Spring 2019. TMEP is essentially a twinning of the existing 1,150-kilometre pipeline between Strathcona County (near Edmonton), Alberta and Burnaby, BC.
Mine Water and Selenium Management Plan
Matrix was engaged to design a water and selenium management program as part of a Feasibility Study and to complete baseline environmental monitoring and assessments to support the groundwater and surface water components of an EPEA application for the Tent Mountain open pit coal mine project.
WaterCharger Battery Energy Storage System – Environmental Assessment and Permitting
In 2021, TransAlta Corporation retained Matrix Solutions to support site selection and environmental assessment and permitting of the WaterCharger Battery Energy Storage System Project in Rocky View County, Alberta. The project is being developed on approximately 3.3 hectares of private land owned by TransAlta that are part of the existing Ghost Hydro-electric facility; and will have a total capacity of 180 megawatts (MW) once fully operational (expected by December 2023).
We routinely lead characterization of stream morphology to:
- Assess fluvial erosion hazards
- Develop alternatives for erosion control in environmental assessments
- Develop management strategies as part of land use planning (subwatershed, secondary, tertiary plans and site plans)
- Assist in culvert/bridge design
- Define erosion thresholds to inform stormwater management