AltaGas Director Operations, Brock John presents a cheque for $10,000 to Dinah Burton (L) and Brenda Kreutzer (R) of Dawson Creek’s Step Up ‘N Ride Society.
On October 31, an event was held in Dawson Creek to celebrate the fifth anniversary of AltaGas’ Bear Mountain Wind Park. More than 40 guests who were involved in the development of the wind park attended the event including, Mayor Dale Bumstead, Mike Bernier, MLA, Peace River South and several local media.
To commemorate the anniversary, AltaGas donated $10,000 to the Step Up ‘N Ride Society, a non-profit organization that provides transportation for seniors and disabled clients unable to access public transportation in Dawson Creek and the surrounding area.
The completion of Bear Mountain Wind Park was a milestone event for both AltaGas and the province of British Columbia, as it was the first fully operational wind park in B.C. Today it delivers enough clean, renewable electricity to power most of B.C.’s South Peace region.
In October 2009 the Park was commissioned and fully connected to the B.C. power grid. Today it delivers enough clean, renewable electricity to power most of B.C.'s South Peace region. The power from the project is sold to BC Hydro under a 25-year contract.
Bear Mountain Wind Park features a single row of 34 3-MW Enercon E-82 wind turbine generators. Each turbine is 78-metres tall to the hub. The turbines are placed at minimum, 160-metres apart along the ridge of Bear Mountain. The site, which covers approximately 25 hectares, is still used for cattle grazing and by the public for hiking, snowmobiling, cross country skiing and other recreational activities.
If you have any questions or comments regarding the wind park, please contact:
Director Operations - Wind