BC Hydro announced it has selected 19 projects for an award of an electricity purchase agreement in its Clean Power Call: 14 run-of-river hydro and 5 wind projects representing around 900 MW of capacity. 28 projects are still under consideration.
Following the execution of the contracts, BC Hydro will submit the electricity purchase agreements to the British Columbia Utilities Commission for review. Project details, including the range of electricity prices to be paid, will be available in the Commission filing.
The announcement of the awards comes after a long journey for BC's Clean Power call, including the BC Utilities Commission's rejection of BC Hydro's Long-term Acquisition Plan, uncertainty over the adequacy of First Nations consultations and uncertainty over the size of the Call.