Forrest Kerr Run-of-River Project

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Ranking for 2012: 42

Industry Sector: Energy

Specific Sector: Hydroelectric

Range: $500,000,000 - $1 billion

Project Value: $700,000,000

Government Funds Involved: N/A

Funding Source: Private

Location: Northwestern British Columbia, British Columbia

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2014


This 195 MW run-of-river hydroelectric generation project will channel a portion of the Iskut River flow and deliver electricity to the BC Hydro grid at its proposed Bob Quinn Lake Substation. It involves the construction of a power tunnel paralleling the Iskut River from its confluence with Forrest Kerr Creek, to a 300 m tailrace three kilometres away. It should be complete by 2014.



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