The Forrest Kerr Project is a 195 MW run-of-river hydroelectric project (HEP) located north of Smithers, BC, near Bob Quinn Lake. The Forrest Kerr HEP is the largest of three projects that form part of AltaGas’s Northwestern Projects. EDS delivers the Independent Environmental Monitoring (IEM) service (ongoing) to AltaGas Renewable Energy Inc., and has been doing so since January 2011.
The Forrest Kerr Project will capture the energy produced by the natural flow and elevation drop of the Iskut River (immediately downstream of the confluence with Forrest Kerr Creek) to produce and deliver renewable electricity to the grid at Bob Quinn Lake via BC Hydro’s 287kV Northwest Transmission Line (the NTL). The Project includes the construction of an intake, a 3.1 km power tunnel, an underground powerhouse, and more than 40 km of transmission line to link the powerhouse to BC Hydro’s Bob Quinn Lake Substation.
On 30-Jul-14, AltaGas Ltd. announced that it had started producing power at its 195 megawatt (MW) Forrest Kerr run-of-river hydroelectric facility. Final commissioning of the powerhouse systems and high voltage switchyard were completed in July and the facility is now…Read More