Run-of-river hydropower project gets approval in British Columbia

Canadian firm Innergex Renewable Energy secured an Environmental Assessment Certificate by the province of British Columbia for its 113-MW Upper Lillooet Hydro Project.

The hydropower project consists of three planned run-of-river hydroelectric facilities — the 74-MW Upper Lillooet, the 23-MW Boulder Creek and the 16-MW North Creek projects. All three facilities will be located northwest of Pemberton, British Columbia.

Each of the projects will sell the electricity they generate to Canadian utility BC Hydro under a 40-year power purchase agreement. The projects will be developed by Creek Power Inc, a joint venture between Innergex with a two-thirds stake and Ledcor Power Group Ltd with a third stake.

Innergex, which operates wind, solar and hydropower facilities, hopes to be able to kick off construction on the Boulder Creek and Upper Lillooet facilities in 2013 and on the North Creek facility in 2014.

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