Edmonton, Alberta-based EPCOR Utilities Inc. – through its indirect wholly owned subsidiary EPCOR Power Development Ltd. Partnership – has submitted a comprehensive bid to BC Hydro's 2008 request for proposals for its Quality Wind Project (QWP). The project, proposed to be approximately 142 MW, is located about 10 km northeast of Tumbler Ridge.
‘We are developing the QWP with the goal of making it truly sustainable – environmentally, economically and for the regional community,’ says EPCOR Vice President Fred Shafai. ‘EPCOR is progressing with the environmental assessment process for the project, including dialogue and engagement with the First Nations and stakeholders in the region.’
EPCOR anticipates filing for an environmental assessment certificate in the first half of 2009. Construction of the QWP will be subject to conditions such as regulatory approvals, economic and engineering assessments, successful participation in BC Hydro's bid process, and negotiation of a power purchase agreement with BC Hydro.
SOURCE: EPCOR Utilities Inc.