Canada developer commissions 9.5-MW South Cranberry Creek

Advanced Energy Systems 1 LP has commissioned the 9.5-MW South Cranberry Creek Power hydroelectric project in British Columbia.

South Cranberry Creek was one of 14 hydropower projects totaling more than 440 MW that won power contracts under BC Hydro’s 2002-2003 Green Power Generation call for tenders.

The project is expected to generate 40 gigawatt-hours annually for sale to the government-owned electric utility under a 30-year contract.

On-site construction of the two-unit project began in 2005, 30 kilometers south of Revelstoke. Project owner and operator Advanced Energy Systems reported the project began operating in January.

Sigma Engineering was design engineer and primary consultant. Elite Engineering/Schneider Canada was responsible for electrical engineering and procurement. Jem Energy served as independent engineer.

Equipment and service suppliers included Summit Power/Elite Engineering, which supplied and installed the water-to-wire turbine-generator package. North American Pipe and Steel supplied steel penstock, which Speer Construction installed. JDG Construction was responsible for powerhouse supply and installation.

Vic Van Isle did concrete work. Baumann Engineering handled geotechnical issues and Summit Environmental addressed environmental items. Forsite Consultants performed survey and road design. Westpark Electric supplied the transmission line.

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