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Red Willow

Boralex in partnership with Aeolis is proposing to develop the Red Willow Wind Project, an approximately 200 MW to 350 MW wind energy facility, southeast of the District of Tumbler Ridge in the Peace River Region of British Columbia (BC). The purpose of the Project is to generate a clean, long-term energy source for the BC electrical grid to support expanding industrial and residential needs. The Red Willow Wind Project will help achieve provincial goals set out in the 2007 BC Clean Energy Plan by providing safe, reliable, and clean electricity. The estimated capital cost of the Project is C$480 million. It is anticipated that the energy generated by the Project will be sold under an EPA to BC Hydro.

Since the proposed Project will have a capacity of greater than 50 MW, the Project is considered reviewable under the BC Environmental Assessment Act and the Reviewable Projects Regulation. The Project is currently in the Pre-Application Phase of the BC Environmental Assessment Process.

 

Wind
Potential
POWER 200 MW

¹ International Energy Agency (IEA) 2013

Location

The Project would be located approximately 40 km southeast of Tumbler Ridge, within the Peace River Regional District.

Development milestones

  • January 2015: Submitted Project Description to EAO
  • August 2015: Approved Public Consultation Plan and Aboriginal Consultation Plan
  • September 2 – October 2, 2015: Pre-Application Public Comment Period
  • Q2 2016: Approved Application Information Requirements
  • Q1 2017: Submit BC Environmental Assessment application
  • Q1 to Q3-2017: Application review
  • Q3 to Q4-2017: Permitting (Ministry of Forests, Lands, and Natural Resource Operations)

Documentation

Useful links

Documents submitted to the BC Environmental Assessment Office

Currently includes:
Project Description
Aboriginal Consultation Plan
Public Consultation Plan