VANCOUVER, Aug. 12 /CNW/ - ENMAX Energy Corporation ("ENMAX") is pleased
to announce that it is continuing to develop and grow its British Columbia
generation business with the registration of clean, renewable power generation
projects with BC Hydro's Clean Power Call (CPC) process. This process requires
that all potential projects be formally registered with BC Hydro by August 12,
ENMAX is directly registering three run-of-river hydro projects and one
waste-to-energy facility as part of the CPC process. ENMAX is also indirectly
supporting five other project registrations. These include four Energy
Recovery Projects (ERGs) registered by EnPower Green Energy Generation Limited
Partnership (owned 50 per cent by ENMAX Green Power Inc. and 50 per cent by
Pristine Power Inc.), and the Phase One 320MW offshore wind development by
NaiKun Wind Energy Group Inc., of which ENMAX is a shareholder.
"We are pleased to have the opportunity to bring clean, renewable energy
power generation projects to B.C.," said Dave Rehn, ENMAX Executive Vice
President of Generation and Wholesale Energy. "These proposals, together with
our existing run-of-river hydro station at Furry Creek and four other projects
currently being developed in B.C. allow ENMAX to build a greater critical mass
of clean power generation under long term sales contracts to BC Hydro, our
largest customer in the province."
ENMAX's two hydro projects (11MW each) under construction at Clowhom were
awarded long term Energy Purchase Agreements (EPAs) from BC Hydro in August
2006. Construction for both projects started in February 2008 with commercial
operations scheduled for late 2009.
Through EnPower, ENMAX is also currently completing the construction of
two ERGs. The two ERG facilities (5.8MW each) were awarded BC Hydro EPAs in
August 2006 and will be the first projects to become operational from the 2006
BC Hydro Call For Tender process.
ENMAX Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of ENMAX Corporation, is Alberta's
leading competitive electricity retailer. ENMAX Energy also provides natural
gas and value-added services to residential, commercial and industrial
customers throughout Alberta. Through a subsidiary, ENMAX Green Power Inc.,
ENMAX Energy is one of Alberta's largest investors in renewable energy with
partial ownership of the McBride Lake Wind Farm and complete ownership of the
Taber and Kettles Hill Wind Farms. ENMAX Energy's Greenmax was one of the
first green power marketing programs in Canada, and celebrates its 10th
anniversary in 2008. Visit our website at enmaxenergy.com.
ENMAX Corporation, through subsidiaries and predecessors, has provided
safe and reliable electricity for more than 100 years. ENMAX provides
electricity, natural gas and value-added services to more than half a million
residential, commercial and industrial customers. Based in Vancouver, Hydromax
Energy Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of ENMAX Green Power Inc., holds
several water licenses in B.C. at various stages of development. Visit our
websites at enmax.com and hydromaxenergy.com.
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