Last week, BC Hydro released updated information with respect to its supply of electricity from independent power producers (IPPs). IPPs include power production companies, First Nations, municipalities and BC Hydro customers.
There are a wide variety of IPP projects located across the province and include renewables such as hydro, wind, biomass and biogas, thermal (natural gas), waste heat recovery and municipal solid waste.
The current total BC IPP capacity is 3,914 MW which generates 16,585 GWh of energy per year. The largest “IPP” project listed is Rio Tinto Alcan’s hydro project (896 MW / 3,307 GWh/year).
For your information, please find:
1. BC IPP supply map;
2. List of BC IPP projects currently supplying BC Hydro; and
3. List of BC IPP projects in development.
(current to October 2014)