The C$660M run-of-river project is located 190km northwest of Vancouver at the headwaters of the Toba Inlet north of Powell River. The GE-Plutonic partnership has nearly completed installation of generators and turbines at the facility, and a new electrical substation at Saltery Bay, which will be used to transfer power to British Columbia’s electricity grid, has been energized.

The hydro project is expected to be fully operational by the fourth quarter of this year, with the potential to power approximately 75,000 homes. Since construction began in July 2007, more than 600 construction jobs have been created, with additional permanent jobs for operations and ongoing seasonal maintenance requirements.