Wednesday December 7, 2011

Run-of-River News

Coming Soon To A Creek Near You 

Open House planned for mid-January

Released by Cloudworks Energy/Voice file photo


loudworks Energy Inc., a BC-based renewable hydroelectric developer that is wholly owned by Innergex Renewable Energy Inc., proposes to construct three run-of-river hydroelectric projects (collectively, the "Projects") in the Harrison Lake area, specifically:

  • the Tretheway Creek Waterpower Project (23 MW);

  • the Shovel Creek Waterpower Project (13 MW); and,

  • the Big Silver Creek Waterpower Project (36 MW).

The Projects together have the capacity to generate 72 MW of clean, renewable electricity. Information regarding the Projects is available at:

An Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate (the "Application") for each of the Projects was submitted to the BC Environmental Assessment Office (BCEAO) and the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency (CEAA) on November 14, 2011. Cloudworks has decided that the Environmental Assessment of the Statlu Creek Project will not be submitted together with the Big Silver/Shovel and Tretheway Projects at this time.


BCEAA and CEAA are in the process of conducting the "30-day screening review" of the Application. BCEAA, CEAA and Cloudworks are tentatively planning to hold an Open House in mid-January 2012, pending acceptance of the Application for the "180-day review". Details of the proposed projects will be presented at the Open House and any questions or concerns from community members and interest groups will be addressed.


Further details regarding the Open House (time, date and location) will be announced at a later date. For more information, please visit the BCEAO website at:

Cloudworks would like to recognize your particular interest in the project area. Please feel free to contact us by email here at  should you have any comments regarding the Projects, or should you require additional information specific to your area of interest. Alternatively, you may also contact us toll free at 1-800-977-4089 or locally at 604-367-7208.

We welcome your requests for additional project information and encourage your presence at the Open House in January.



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