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Rockslide repairs completed at Alterra’s Montrose hydro facility


September 23, 2013
By Anthony Capkun


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September 23, 2013 – Alterra Power Corp. says generation has resumed at the Montrose hydro facility; repairs of the facility’s penstock—which was damaged in a December 2012 rockslide—were completed last week.

Several site improvements—including protective berms—are also nearing completion, and will significantly lessen the likelihood of any future damage or interruption, says Alterra.

“I credit our team and contractors for completing the project in an efficient and, most importantly, safe manner,” said Jay Sutton, Alterra’s vice-president of hydro power. “We’re having an extremely strong generation season at the site, so it’s great to be back to business as usual.”

The facility is part of Alterra’s 235MW Toba Montrose hydro facility, co-owned with Fiera Axium Western Energy.

A renewable energy company, Alterra manages seven power plants totalling 616MW of capacity in British Columbia, Iceland, Nevada and Ontario.