BC Hydro announces Phase 2 Bioenergy Call for Power
On March 5, 2009, BC Hydro launched the second phase of its Bioenergy Call for Power. BC Hydro revealed that there will be two streams to the Phase 2 call:
"The first stream is a competitive call for larger-scale biomass projects. Any form of biomass will be eligible and it will include wood waste sourced from new forest tenure enabled through provincial legislation in May 2008. The target is to acquire 1,000 gigawatt-hours per year of energy through this stream.
The second stream will focus on innovative, community-level electricity supply solutions using biomass. Through a request for qualifications, BC Hydro will seek to identify at least two such projects that can provide cost-effective electricity for ratepayers, as well as other quantifiable, local benefits such as improved reliability."
Interested bidders may want to check out BC Hydro's report on the Phase 1 call, which it recently filed in its LTAP proceeding before the BC Utilities Commission.