Canada developer pursues projects totaling 155 MW

Plutonic Power Corp. announced July 9 it filed applications to secure water licenses and crown land rights to develop two hydro projects on Jewakwa River and Scar Creek totaling 155 MW.

The company said it filed applications for the two run-of-river non-storage projects with the Water Stewardship Division in the British Columbia Ministry of the Environment and the Integrated Land Management Bureau in the B.C. Ministry of Agriculture and Lands.

The 95-MW Jewakwa River and 60-MW Scar Creek projects are near the headwaters of Bute Inlet, about 130 kilometers north of Powell River, B.C. The projects would be expected annually to generate an average of 475 gigawatt-hours. The developer previously directed engineers to determine the cost and logistics of developing 13 Bute Inlet projects totaling 737 MW. (HNN 6/27/07)

Plutonic has proposed 31 development projects in B.C. with a design capacity of about 1,600 MW, including 123-MW East Toba River and 73-MW Montrose Creek. Plutonic hopes to begin building East Toba River Montrose Creek in July, after closing C$600 million (US$573 million) in project financing.

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