Boralex inaugurates 22 MW Jamie Creek hydroelectric power plant

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Boralex inaugurates 22 MW Jamie Creek hydroelectric power plant

Boralex has officially inaugurated the 22 MW Jamie Creek hydroelectric power station in British Columbia, Canada.

Covered by 40-year power sales contract with BC Hydro, the Jamie Creek power station is a run-of-river facility with 477 metre high head. In addition, one of the power station’s distinctive feature is its two water intakes with a bypass line of over 1.1 km and a penstock pipe of over 2.6 km, supplying the two Pelton turbines.

Boralex President and CEO Patrick Lemaire underscored:

“The outstanding teamwork that we achieved to complete construction of the power station in one year, and in spite of the isolated location and complexity of the project. We established close cooperation with the host community and we hope to see that relationship develop further as the years go by.”

Boralex has recently signed a conditional buy/sell option for a 25%economic interest in the Canadian 230 MW Niagara Region Wind Farm project in which Enercon is the majority owner. The wind farm project will comprise 77 3 MW Enercon turbines and construction will begin this month.

In mid May we reported that Alterra Power Corp. and the Klahoose First Nation signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) under which Alterra and the Klahoose will work together to develop the 15 MW Tahumming River hydroelectric project, which is located near the Toba Montrose and Jimmie Creek projects in the traditional territory of the Klahoose.

 

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