Dokie 1 wind project resumes operation

Alterra Power (TSX:AXY) has resumed operation of its 144-MW Dokie 1 wind project in British Columbia after a nearby forest fire forced the company to suspend operations for a couple of days.

The Dokie 1 wind farm re-commenced full operations on July 18. The project temporarily suspended operations on July 16 because of a nearby forest fire.

The fire did not enter the project area. Further risk from the fire has been substantially reduced due to cool, wet weather and the construction of firebreaks and the deployment of fire protection personnel from the British Columbia Forest Service near the Dokie 1 site.

Located in northeast British Columbia, Dokie 1 has a power purchase agreement with BC Hydro that runs through 2036, according to Alterra’s website.

Alterra runs the wind project and hold a 25.5% ownership stake. The majority owner is Fiera Axium.

Alterra Power Corp. is a leading global renewable energy company, operating six power plants totaling 568 MW of generation capacity, including British Columbia’s largest run-of-river hydro facility and largest wind farm, two geothermal facilities in Iceland, and a geothermal plant in Nevada. Alterra owns a 262 MW share of this capacity, generating approximately 1,300 GWh of clean power annually.

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