British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office is assessing Plutonic Power Corp.’s proposal for the 67-MW Europa Creek run-of-river project.
The EAO issued a Section 10 Order, binding the project to the Environmental Assessment Act. Plutonic said April 26 that submission of the project for EAO review is a major step toward securing an environmental assessment certificate.
The project would be built on Europa Creek and would include a 50-kilometer transmission line to an interconnection near Kemano, British Columbia. Plutonic said initial studies indicate the project could produce up to 280 GWh annually, enough to power about 30,000 homes.
The company is developing several hydro projects and has offered the 123-MW East Toba, 73-MW Montrose Creek, 20-MW Rainy River, and 19-MW Emory Creek projects in response to utility BC Hydro’s 2006 request for proposals for power.