BC Hydro today announced it plans to pursue negotiations for electricity purchase agreements with five First Nations’ clean energy projects through its Standing Offer and Micro Standing Offer programs.
“Moving forward with the development of these energy projects is a step in the right direction in creating opportunities for First Nations in the province, while also contributing to B.C.’s clean energy future,” said Honorable Michelle Mungall, Minister of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources.
BC Hydro will be pursuing electricity purchase agreement negotiations with the following small or micro projects:
Tsilhqot’in Solar – a one megawatt solar power project led by Tsilhqot’in National Government near Hanceville.
Siwash Creek– a 500 kilowatt hydroelectric project in partnership with Kanaka Bar Indian Band near Boston Bar.
Sarita River – a five megawatt hydroelectric project led by Huu-ay-aht First Nation near Bamfield.
Sukunka Wind – a 15 megawatt wind power project led by Saulteau First Nations near Chetwynd.
Zonnebeke Wind – a 15 megawatt wind power project with West Moberly First Nations near Chetwynd.