Finavera Wind Energy Inc. has announced that the British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) has formally accepted the company's applications for an environmental assessment (EA) certificate for the proposed 77 MW Wildmare and 47 MW Tumbler Ridge wind projects on the basis that the applications contain the information prescribed by the application information requirements.
The application review process for the two projects officially began April 1 and must be completed in a maximum of 180 days. After the review stage is complete, the projects will be considered by the environmental ministers for an EA certificate.
The review stage will include a public comment period and open houses in the local communities close to the project sites.
The EA application for the company's 117 MW Meikle project will be submitted to the EAO this spring, and the application for the 60 MW Bullmoose project is scheduled to enter the EA process in 2012.
SOURCE: Finavera Wind Energy Inc.