Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Facility

Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric
Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric
Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric

Northwest BC

Location

195 MW

Capacity

Yes

Operator

Hydroelectric

Fuel Type

100%

Ownership

Through 2074

PPA Contract

The Northwest Hydroelectric Facilities are located in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, approximately 1,000 kilometres northwest of Vancouver. The projects capture the energy produced by the natural flow and drop of the Iskut River and its tributaries to produce and deliver clean, renewable energy. The three facilities produce an aggregate of 277 megawatts of energy to the British Columbia power grid through BC Hydro’s 287-kV Northwest Transmission Line.

The 195-MW Forrest Kerr Facility redirects a portion of the flow of the Iskut River through a tunnel to an underground powerhouse that houses nine Francis turbines to generate electricity.

Awards

2014 - Clean Energy BC Project Excellence Award
Presented to AltaGas for their work on the Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Project

2015 - Tree for Life Award, Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards
Presented to HATCH for their work on the Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Project

2015 - Award of Excellence, Natural Resources, Mining, Industry & Energy, Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards
Presented to HATCH for their work on the Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Project

Overview

The Northwest Hydroelectric Facilities are located in the traditional territory of the Tahltan First Nation, approximately 1,000 kilometres northwest of Vancouver. The projects capture the energy produced by the natural flow and drop of the Iskut River and its tributaries to produce and deliver clean, renewable energy. The three facilities produce an aggregate of 277 megawatts of energy to the British Columbia power grid through BC Hydro’s 287-kV Northwest Transmission Line.

The 195-MW Forrest Kerr Facility redirects a portion of the flow of the Iskut River through a tunnel to an underground powerhouse that houses nine Francis turbines to generate electricity.

Awards

2014 - Clean Energy BC Project Excellence Award
Presented to AltaGas for their work on the Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Project

2015 - Tree for Life Award, Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards
Presented to HATCH for their work on the Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Project

2015 - Award of Excellence, Natural Resources, Mining, Industry & Energy, Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards
Presented to HATCH for their work on the Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Project