BC Hydro announced today that it has narrowed the field of proponents for its 2008 Clean Power Call and intends to award EPA’s in December.
- 21 were eliminated either through proponent withdrawal, they did not meet the CPC requirements or were considered too high a risk;
- 13 were identified as the most cost-effective and are now moving forward with direct post-proposal discussions with BC Hydro with the goal of signing electricity purchase agreements (EPA’s); and
- 34 still remain possible, provided the proposals are made more cost-effective.
Names of any of the 13 proponents or projects were not disclosed, but here is a list of the 47 projects that remain in the Call.
Of interest, here is the Vancouver Sun’s story on the announcement.
Clean, renewable energy continues to be a cornerstone of B.C.’s Climate Action Plan. At the same time, the development of a clean energy sector will create jobs and new economic opportunities in B.C.The reduction in greenhouse gas emissions from the development of a renewable power industry will mean B.C. will have more allowances to allocate to the cap and trade system, which is good for B.C.’s economy.