Northland drops 250-MW Mount George wind project in British Columbia

The British Columbia Environmental Assessment Office on May 11 sent a letter to Northland Power acknowledging that the company is dropping a long-dormant pre-application for the 250-MW Mount George wind project.

The letter said: “This letter is in response to your recent correspondence with Kate Haines, Project Assessment Manager, (emails dated May 5, 2016, and your letter dated May 6, 2016) regarding the Environmental Assessment (EA) of Mount George Wind Park (Project). I very much appreciate receiving the update on the status of the Project. In your letter you indicated that Northland Power Inc. does not plan to proceed with the EA of the Project. Please be advised that EAO considers your letter as confirmation of your intention to withdraw the Project from the EA.”

The proposed Mount George Wind Park project entered the EA review process in January 2008 and was to have a nominal capacity of about 250 MW. It was to be located on Crown land approximately 38 kilometers southeast of the downtown core of Prince George, British Columbia. The preliminary design followed the ridgeline across Mount George and Mount Naver.

The project was originally proposed by Fred. Olsen Renewables (Canada) Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Fred. Olsen Renewables AS, subsequently owned by Bonheur ASA and Ganger Rolf ASA, both listed on the Oslo Stock Exchange.

The May 11 letter was to: Michael Margolick, Senior Developer, Northland Power, Michael.Margolick@Northlandpower.ca.

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