Enmax and partners to develop four green power projects for BC Hydro
CALGARY, ALTA-Enmax Energy and its partners have been chosen by BC Hydro to develop four green energy generation projects totalling 32 megawatts (MW) - enough electricity to power 35,000 homes. The projects will come on stream over the next three years. Two of the projects, chosen as part of BC Hydro's 2006 open call for power, are run-of-river hydro plants of 10 MW each on the Clowhom River, north of Sechelt. These will be developed by Hydromax Energy, Enmax's business venture with Eaton Power. Hydromax also developed the same type and size facility on BC's Furry Creek. The other two projects will use proven technology to generate a combined total of 12 MW of clean electricity using waste heat recovered from gas compressor stations along Duke Energy's southern mainline gas pipeline in BC. These projects will be carried out by Enpower Green Energy, a corporation jointly owned by Enmax and Pristine Power. Enmax CEO Gary Holden noted that all four clean power developments are secured by 25-year sales arrangements with BC Hydro. All of the projects in BC Hydro's call for power are subject to final approval by the BC Utilities Commission.