ABB_id2059
in News Departments > Projects & Contracts
print the content item

EPCOR Utilities Inc., through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary EPCOR Power Development Limited Partnership, has initiated an environmental assessment process for the Quality Wind Project (QWP). This 100 MW to 200 MW wind energy project is proposed for an area approximately ten kilometers northeast of Tumbler Ridge.

The British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has issued a Section 10 Order formally triggering a review of the QWP under British Columbia's Environmental Assessment Act. EPCOR will be preparing environmental and socio-community studies in support of an application to the EAO for an environmental assessment certificate and will be undertaking an extensive dialogue and engagement program with regional stakeholders, First Nations and other Aboriginal communities throughout the environmental assessment process.

The QWP was initiated by Chinook Power Corp., which will continue to act as a consultant to the project. Construction of the QWP will be subject to conditions such as regulatory approvals, economic and engineering assessments, successful participation in an anticipated competitive bid process by BC Hydro, and negotiation of a power purchase agreement with BC Hydro.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

High Net-Worth Investors Claim ‘All Of The Above’ On Energy; Renewable And Otherwise

According to a recent Morgan Stanley poll, high-dollar investors favor investment in renewable energy technologies, such as wind and solar.


U.S. Wind Power Installations Surpassed 4.7 GW Last Year, Although China Still Leads

Bloomberg New Energy Finance reports that U.S. wind installations came back in a big way from a disappointing 2013.


IRS Specifies Performance, Quality Standards For Small Wind Turbines

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently issued guidelines creating safety and performance standards for small wind turbines to be eligible for the 30% investment tax credit.


Hot Times North Of The Border: Canada Tops Previous Record For Installed Wind Capacity

For the second consecutive year, Canada's wind market has bested the country's previous mark for new installations.


Report: Policy Uncertainty Fuels Market Exodus As Firms Bolt North American Wind Industry

The global wind energy supply chain has yet to recover from the slump that began in 2013. In fact, many segments are undergoing a transformation, according to market research firm FTI Consulting.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015