McIntosh Creek Project

Snowshoe Power Ltd. has obtained a water power license & crown land tenure for a small run of the river hydroelectric facility on McIntosh Creek, approximately 12 kilometres northwest of McBride, BC. The facility will supply power to the Robson Valley region and help to bring increased economic activity to the area.


About This Project

Snowshoe Power has obtained a water power license and crown land tenure for a small run of the river hydroelectric facility on McIntosh Creek, approximately 12km Northwest of McBride, BC. This project represents a source of clean, renewable energy and is eligible take advantage of BC Hydro’s Standing Offer Program. Initial work started on the McIntosh Creek project in 2005, with an application made in 2007 and granting of the water license and crown land tenure approved in 2010. All environmental baseline data collection is complete and all First Nations received referral packages with no objections ever being documented. All approvals are in place for the project and construction is ready to begin. Penstock pipe is on-site and the generators have been purchased and are ready for use. However, even this very small facility at 1.2MW needs the 138 Kv powerline extension to McBride before construction will begin, as the the benefits of this project will not be able to be realized without it. Snowshoe Power has offered to share the cost of this new transmission extension with the other IPP’s in the Robson Valley and is hopeful that construction will begin soon.

The proposed 138 Kv transmission line extension will allow independent power producers to further enhance the supply and reliability of energy to the Robson Valley area. This would have the potential to allow for increased economic activity by allowing other proposed projects to have a guaranteed, reliable source of power and be able to begin construction.

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