Water flows over dam as 195 MW Forrest Kerr hydro facility nears completion

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AltaGas Ltd. said waterflow at its 195 MW Forrest Kerr run-of-river hydroelectric facility began April 28. AltaGas expects to start generating power in Mid-2014 subject to the availability of the Northwest Transmission Line (NTL).

"We are very close to starting up our Forrest Kerr facility and providing clean energy to the BC electricity grid," said David Cornhill, Chairman and CEO of AltaGas. "The contribution from our dedicated staff, the Tahltan First Nation and our contractors during the past four years of construction has been nothing short of phenomenal."

The weir, in-take structure, de-sanding area and radial gate control valve have all been commissioned. As part of the final phases of commissioning, water will fill the power tunnel gradually over a seven day period in preparation for full speed no load testing on the turbines and supporting auxiliary systems. AltaGas will also start commissioning the power house using on-site generation. Once the NTL is available, commissioning to tie Forrest Kerr into the transmission line will begin.

The Forrest Kerr facility will deliver clean energy to British Columbia and is capable of powering 70,000 homes.

AltaGas is an energy infrastructure business with a focus on natural gas, power and regulated utilities. AltaGas creates value by acquiring, growing and optimizing its energy infrastructure, including a focus on clean energy sources.

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