Aug 11, 2014 - Renewable energy firm EDF EN Canada Inc said Friday it had inked a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with a First Nations group for the development of more than 500 MW of renewable energy projects in British Columbia, Canada.
The pact with the McLeod Lake Indian Band (MLIB) First Nations concerns the development of three wind schemes in the province’s Peace River region, namely the Sundance, Taylor and Wartenbe projects. The Taylor and Sundance wind proposals are currently subject to environmental assessment by British Columbia regulators. If approved and awarded off-take agreements by utility BC Hydro, the two facilities could start producing power as early as 2017. The Wartenbe project is ready for construction and has already received an environmental assessment certificate from BC Hydro.
EDF EN Canada is a unit of French EDF Energies Nouvelles (EDF EN), which in turn is the renewable energy arm of French utility EDF (EPA:EDF). By the end of 2015, the Canadian firm will have switched on 1,374 MW of wind and solar parks in Canada, it said.
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