in News Departments > New & Noteworthy
print the content item

BC Hydro, a Vancouver, B.C.-headquartered electric utility, has released the draft terms and conditions for a standing offer program for clean electricity projects.

BC Hydro notes that projects eligible for the program must meet the following conditions: The project must use a proven technology that has been available on the market for at least three years; the project must have a capacity of 10 MW or less; and the project must use either clean, renewable energy or cogeneration with an overall efficiency greater than 80%.

"We believe there needs to be a streamlined process for smaller-scale projects, and this standing offer program will enable those small electricity-generating projects to sell power to BC Hydro," says Bob Elton, president and chief executive officer of BC Hydro. "We're offering a standard contract with set prices and a straightforward administrative process, and this will give smaller-scale projects the opportunity to contribute to B.C.'s supply of clean electricity."

IOWA Economic Development id2073

Trachte_id2056
Latest Top Stories

Slow Turning: What's Stopping Individual Blade Pitch Control From Wider Acceptance?

Advances have made it feasible for wind turbine blades to adjust individually. However, other factors are preventing the technology's widespread use.


Deepwater Hits Financial Close For Block Island Wind Farm, Expects Summer Construction

The Providence, R.I.-based offshore wind developer becomes the first to financially close on a U.S.-based offshore wind project.


More Investors Entering Tax Equity Market; Returns Holding Steady

The entry of new tax equity investors to the wind space last year re-ignited an old debate.


Report: Top 10 Turbine OEMs Had Record Year In 2014

Preliminary findings suggest Vestas reigned supreme again among the world's leading wind turbine makers. How did some of the other OEMs fare?


AWEA's Gramlich To FERC: Additional Transmission Needed Regardless Of Clean Power Plan

To further build a more balanced and reliable electricity portfolio, the U.S. needs to build more transmission capacity.

Hybrid Energy Innovations 2015