British Columbia agency advances review of 210-MW wind project

The British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) went out for public comment on Jan. 14 on an application by Innergex Wind Energy for an up to 210-MW project located about 30 kilometers south of Vanderhoof, B.C.

The proposed Nulki Hills Wind Project would consist of up to 70 wind turbines, substations, access roads, collector and transmission lines and related substation and operations center. The project is subject to review under this Canadian province’s Environmental Assessment Act.

The company initiated the project review process in later 2012. Prior to submission of a formal application for a certificate, the EAO must first approve Application Information Requirements (AIR). These requirements will specify the studies to be conducted and the detailed information to be provided in the formal application. EAO has now received draft Application Information Requirements from the company and is inviting comments until Feb. 21 on this draft.

Innergex Wind Energy is a subsidiary of Innergex Renewable Energy, a leading Canadian independent renewable power producer. Active since 1990, Innergex develops, owns, and operates run-of-river hydroelectric facilities, wind farms, and solar photovoltaic farms. It carries out its operations in Quebec, Ontario, British Columbia, and in Idaho in the U.S. Its portfolio of assets consists of: interests in 29 operating facilities with an aggregate net installed capacity of 617 MW (gross 1,072 MW), including 23 hydroelectric operating facilities, five wind farms (located on the Gaspé peninsula in Quebec), and one solar photovoltaic farm; interests in eight projects under development or under construction with an aggregate net installed capacity of 265 MW (gross 413 MW), for which power purchase agreements have been secured; and prospective projects with an aggregate net capacity totaling 2,900 MW (gross 3,125 MW).

The company contact information listed in the AIR document is: Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. c/o Nuno Louzeiro, Environmental Engineer, 666 Burrard Street-Park Place, Suite 200, Vancouver, British Columbia V6C 2X8, Tel.: 604 633-9990, Fax: 604 633-9991, Email: Nulki_Hills@innergex.com.

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