March 17, 2003 [SolarAccess.com] Alberta Infrastructure will purchase approximately 45 percent of its required power from the new Grande Prairie EcoPower Center (GPEC) Canadian Hydro was one of two successful bidders in Infrastructure’s Request for Proposals for the Supply of Green Electricity. This amount of electricity purchased from Canadian Hydro is equal to the annual power required for approximately 15,000 households. The GPEC will use wood waste from a local lumber mill to generate both electricity and steam. The proposed design will result in an estimated 80 percent reduction of particulate emissions through the removal of the existing wood residue incinerator. It will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by displacing other polluting power sources.