Hydro, Renewable Energy

Alterra Power resumes power generation at repaired Montrose hydro facility

Alterra Power Corp. said power generation has resumed at the Montrose hydro facility, which is part of Alterra’s 235 MW Toba Montrose hydropower facility, co-owned with Fiera Axium Western Energy.

Repairs of the facility’s penstock, which was damaged in a December 2012 rockslide, were completed last week. Several site improvements including protective berms are also nearing completion and will lessen the likelihood of any future damage or interruption.

Alterra Power Corp. is a renewable energy company, managing seven power plants totaling 616 MW of capacity, including run-of-river hydro and wind farms, two geothermal facilities in Iceland, a geothermal plant in Nevada and a solar facility in Ontario.