AltaGas Ltd. (TSX:ALA) announced Dec. 22 that the 16-MW Volcano Creek run-of-river hydroelectric facility has successfully completed the 72-hour period of testing required to achieve the commercial operation date (COD) under a 60-year, fully indexed Electricity Purchase Agreement (EPA) with BC Hydro.
“This is the last milestone for completing Volcano Creek two years ahead of schedule,” said David Harris, Chief Operating Officer of AltaGas. “The final test phase went as planned and Volcano Creek has officially started delivering clean power to British Columbia.”
The Volcano Creek facility is located in northwest British Columbia. The facility captures energy produced by the natural flow and elevation drop of the creek to produce and deliver clean, renewable power to BC Hydro.
AltaGas is an energy infrastructure business with a focus on natural gas, power and regulated utilities.