Developer proposes 700-MW project for British Columbia

Kleana Power Corp. proposes to develop a 700-MW run-of-river hydroelectric project on the Klinaklini River in British Columbia.

The Klinaklini River project would have an average generating capacity of 280 MW but would be capable of increasing its capacity during high flow conditions to 700 MW. A proposed transmission line would tie the project, about 170 kilometers northeast of Campbell River, to the electricity grid.

The project is subject to review under the province’s Environmental Assessment Act. Kleana Power, of Vancouver, retained Triton Environmental Consultants Ltd. to manage and conduct environmental studies and assessment of the project. Triton, of Richmond, B.C., prepared draft terms of reference that identify information the developer must include in an application for an environmental assessment certificate.

British Columbia’s Environmental Assessment Office seeks public comment on the draft terms of reference, which are on the Internet at www.eao.gov.bc.ca.

Comments, including by e-mail, are due Oct. 17 to Sue Bonnyman, Project Assessment Manager, Environmental Assessment Office, P.O. Box 9426 Stn Prov Govt, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9V1; Fax: (1) 250-387-2208; E-mail: eaoinfo@gov.bc.ca.

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