Canada developer proposes 12 B.C. projects totaling 180 MW

Hawkeye Energy Corp. proposes to develop 12 run-of-river hydroelectric projects totaling 180 MW, all on the southwest coast of British Columbia.

Hawkeye Energy announced Sept. 29 that BC Hydro had accepted the company as a registered sponsor in the utility’s Clean Power Call. (HNN 6/13/08) It said it plans to file its official project proposals ahead of a Nov. 25 deadline set by the province-owned utility.

On its Internet site, Hawkeye Energy identified the projects by stream name: 40-MW Filer Creek; 14-MW Headwall Creek; 13-MW Little Toba River Tributary 2; 14-MW Little Toba River Tributary 3; 20-MW Chusan Creek; 15-MW Powell River Tributary 1; 10-MW Powell River Tributary 2; 9-MW Powell River Upper Tributary; 9-MW Elder River N.E. Tributary 1; 13-MW Elder River S.E. Tributary 1; 15-MW Seshal Creek; and 8-MW Osgood Creek.

The projects would generate about 800 gigawatt-hours annually, and offset 540,000 tons of carbon dioxide emissions each year, it said. The company added it plans to build a 150-kilometer transmission line to connect the 12 projects to BC Hydro’s electricity grid.

Hawkeye Energy, a private company incorporated in 2006, said it owns 34 run-of-river projects in various stages of development in British Columbia. The dozen projects to be entered into the Clean Power Call represent Phase 1 of the company’s 350-MW Green Energy Grid portfolio.

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