EDF signs BC Canada wind pact

McLeod Lake Indian Band chief Derrick Orr (second from left) with EDF EN Canada's David Warner (to his left).

McLeod Lake Indian Band chief Derrick Orr (second from left) with EDF EN Canada's David Warner (to his left).

EDF EN Canada and the McLeod Lake Indian Band (MLIB) signed an agreement for the potential development of three wind projects totaling more than 500MW of generating capacity in the Peace River Region of British Columbia.

The memorandum of understanding (MOU) covers the Sundance, Taylor and Wartenbe wind projects.

Sundance and Taylor are undergoing a BC Environmental Assessment. The projects could deliver power as early as 2017 subject to clearing the environmental assessment process and securing power off-take agreements from provincial electric utility BC Hydro, according to EDF EN Canada .

Wartenbe is construction ready, having previously received its BC Environmental Assessment Certificate.

The MOU reinforces our relationship and commitment to meaningful engagement and consultation,” says Corey Basil, vice president of development at EDF EN Canada.

“We will continue to work together, respectfully and collaboratively, with MLIB on projects which will bring economic benefits and opportunities to the Band and the Peace River Region,” he adds.

MLIB is a First Nation of some 515 members with its administrative office located at McLeod Lake, some 150 km north of Prince George,

EDF EN Canada is based in Toronto and expects to have 1.374GW of wind and solar generation in commercial operation by the end of 2015.

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