Volcano Creek Hydroelectric Facility

Overview

Volcano Creek Hydroelectric
Volcano Creek Hydroelectric
Volcano Creek Hydroelectric

Northwest BC

Location

16 MW

Capacity

Yes

Operator

Hydroelectric

Fuel Type

97.3%

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.

Located on a tributary of the Iskut River, approximately three kilometres upstream from the Forrest Kerr facility, the 16-MW Volcano Creek Facility diverts a portion of the flow from Volcano Creek through a penstock (water pipeline) to move the water to a surface powerhouse where two Pelton turbines generate electricity.

 

Details

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.

Located on a tributary of the Iskut River, approximately three kilometres upstream from the Forrest Kerr facility, the 16-MW Volcano Creek Facility diverts a portion of the flow from Volcano Creek through a penstock (water pipeline) to move the water to a surface powerhouse where two Pelton turbines generate electricity.