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January 12, 2022

Upper Lillooet, Canada

By Carmen

Upper Lillooet is an 81.4MW hydro power project. It is located on Lillooet river/basin in British Columbia, Canada. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2013 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2017.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 81.4 81.4 Active British Columbia, Canada Creek Power

Description

The project is developed and owned by Creek Power. The company has a stake of 100%.

Upper Lillooet is a run-of-river project. The gross head of the project is 187m. The penstock length is 1,400m. The project generated 334.4 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $327.1m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2013 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2017.

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Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to BC Hydro under a power purchase agreement for a period of 40 years. The contracted capacity is 334GWh.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 1 unit of francis turbine with 7.4MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 18.5MW nameplate capacity.

Andritz Hydro supplied 1 electric generator for the project. The generator capacity is 10.5 MVA.

Andritz Hydro supplied 3 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 28.6 MVA.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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