Energy & Power
EDF EN Canada aims to build wind power with West Moberly
By Anthony Capkun
October 25, 2013 – EDF EN Canada Inc. (a subsidiary of EDF Energies Nouvelles) and West Moberly First Nations (WMFN) have signed a Protocol Agreement regarding the development of three wind energy projects representing over 500MW in the Peace River Region of British Columbia.
The three projects are Sundance, Taylor and Wartenbe. The Taylor and Sundance projects are undergoing environmental assessment; once certification is received—and subject to receiving power off-take agreements from BC Hydro—the projects could deliver power as early as 2016. The Wartenbe project received its environmental certificate in 2006, says EDF.
“We are extremely pleased to have entered into this Protocol Agreement with West Moberly First Nations,” said Cory Basil, vice-president of development at EDF EN Canada. “The agreement formalizes our relationship and reflects a mutual commitment between the parties to work together respectfully and collaboratively to ensure development of the proposed lands takes into consideration West Moberly First Nations interests.”
EDF EN Canada has a portfolio of more than 1300MW of wind energy facilities in operation/under construction across Canada. West Moberly First Nations is located at Moberly Lake, about 90 km southwest of Fort St. John.