Energy & Power
99MW Cape Scott wind project commences commercial operation
By Anthony Capkun
January 21, 2014 – GDF SUEZ Canada Inc., along with joint venture partners Mitsui & Co. Ltd. and Fiera Axium Infrastructure Inc., announced the 99MW Cape Scott Wind Project on Vancouver Island entered commercial operation under a 20-year power purchase agreement with BC Hydro.
Located about 40 km west of Port Hardy within the traditional territories of the Kwakiutl, Quatsino and Tlatlasikwala First Nations (and outside of Cape Scott Provincial Park), the $325-million wind project has the capacity to generate over 290 GWh annually.
According to GDF, the project created more than 300 construction jobs during peak construction, and 12 permanent operating and maintenance positions. Cape Scott is the joint venture’s 10th wind installation in Canada. It features 55 Vestas V100 turbines, each with 1.8MW of capacity.