Canada developer registers three projects in B.C. solicitation

ENMAX Energy Corp. has registered three run-of-river hydropower projects in BC Hydro’s Clean Power Call, which seeks up to 5,000 gigawatt-hours annually of clean or renewable energy.

ENMAX Energy, a subsidiary of ENMAX Corp., identified the projects and probable generating capacities as: 12-MW Caribou Creek, near Burton in the British Columbia interior; 3.5-MW Centre Creek, near Chilliwack on the lower mainland; and 12- to 14-MW Phantom Lake, which could provide some storage capacity for ENMAX’s 22-MW Clowhom project in southwestern British Columbia.

BC Hydro required independent power projects to register by Aug. 12 for its Clean Power Call. Proposals are due Nov. 25. (HNN 6/13/08)

Construction of Clowhom’s two developments — 11-MW Upper Clowhom and 11-MW Lower Clowhom — began in February. Both powerhouses are to begin commercial operation in late 2009. (HNN 4/4/08) BC Hydro awarded long-term energy purchase agreements for Clowhom in 2006.

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