Today, BC Hydro added an additional 451 GWh/year of firm energy from four new renewable energy projects awarded EPA’s under BC Hydro’s Clean Power Call. Here is the press release.
The selected projects are:
- AltaGas – an 11 MW waste heat project in Sparwood, BC
- ENMAX/Syntaris joint bid – a 15 MW run-of-river project on Culliton Creek near Squamish, BC
- Run of River Power – a 25 MW run-of-river project on Mamquam River near Squamish, BC
- Sea Breeze Energy – a 99 MW wind project (Knob Hill) near Port Hardy, BC.
These projects bring the amount of energy awarded under the Clean Power Call to 2,901 GWh/year.
BC Hydro advises that 8 projects remain under consideration. Of note, the Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources hinted at upcoming future power calls in his statement in the BC Hydro press release.
Prices under the electricity purchase agreements have not been disclosed. However, a range of prices will be made available in BC Hydro’s filings with the British Columbia Utilities Commission under Section 71 of the Utilities Commission Act.
Congratulations to all of the successful companies.