Vancouver, British Columbia-based NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc. will submit a proposal into BC Hydro's request for proposals (RFP) to supply up to 396 MW of electricity from Canada's first offshore wind energy project.
NaiKun's proposal covers the first phase of its project and comprehensively addresses all aspects of the project, including pricing, delivery dates, and transmission routing and connection options. The proposal also includes an option for HaidaLink, NaiKun's plan to connect Haida Gwaii to British Columbia's main electricity grid via NaiKun's generation facility, ending the islands' reliance on diesel generators. The company's project site is in Hecate Strait, between Haida Gwaii and the northwest coast of mainland British Columbia.
‘NaiKun's project is complementary to the province's existing hydroelectric system and will supply competitively priced, clean and green electricity to British Columbians,’ says Paul Taylor, NaiKun's president and CEO. ‘We are confident of our success, given that our proposal features a superior wind resource, proven technology, collaborative partnerships, an experienced team and strong public support.’
The next key milestone for NaiKun will be submitting an application for an environmental assessment certificate in early 2009.
SOURCE: NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc.