British Columbia, Canada [RenewableEnergyWorld.com] Sea Breeze Power Corp. said that its Knob Hill Wind Farm has been granted an extension of its British Columbia Environmental Assessment Certificate to September 21, 2014. The Knob Hill Wind Farm has been submitted into the 2008 BC Hydro Clean Power Call with final decisions pending.
If awarded a contract, the 99-megawatt project near Port Hardy on Vancouver Island could be operational by the end of 2011. It is also projected to create more than 200 jobs during construction and approximately 20 permanent green collar jobs in a region suffering high unemployment due to the downturn in the forestry sector.
Sea Breeze was one of the first companies to develop wind power sites in British Columbia, and the first to achieve Environmental Assessment Certification for a wind farm in the province. The company also develops run-of-river hydroelectric projects, and through a joint venture partnership, large-scale state-of-the-art electricity transmission projects.