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The Northwest Hydro Facilities

The Northwest Hydro Facilities, located in Tahltan First Nation territory approximately 1,000 kilometres northwest of Vancouver, British Columbia, are comprised of the Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Facility, the McLymont Creek Hydroelectric Facility, the Volcano Creek Hydroelectric Facility and all associated transmission and related facilities. The Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Facility is an approximately 214 MW run-of-river hydroelectric generating facility located on the Iskut River near its confluence with Forrest Kerr Creek that redirects a portion of the flow of the Iskut River through a tunnel to an underground powerhouse that houses nine Francis turbines to generate electricity. It achieved COD in October 2014.

The McLymont Creek Hydroelectric Facility is an approximately 72 MW run-of-river hydroelectric generating facility located on McLymont Creek near its confluence with the Iskut River the intake of which directs the water into a power tunnel where three Francis turbines generate electricity. It achieved COD in October 2015. The Volcano Creek Hydroelectric Facility is an approximately 17 MW run-of-river hydroelectric generating facility that diverts a portion of the flow from Volcano Creek through a penstock (water pipeline) to move the water to a surface powerhouse where two Pelton turbines generate electricity. It achieved COD in December 2014.

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The Northwest Hydro Facilities, with a combined generating capacity of approximately 303 MW, are contracted under three separate 60-year PPAs with BC Hydro that are fully indexed to BC CPI, meaning there is no direct commodity risk on contracted power. Each PPA expires 60 years from the facility’s respective date of COD