Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Power Corporation have signed a deal with Fortis Inc. to purchase the utility company’s 51 per cent interest in the now completed Waneta Dam expansion project for a cool $991 million. Waneta Dam Expansion The project was completed in 2015 by the Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership, a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation, and Columbia Basin Trust. This project, Waneta Expansion, is a partnership, with Fortis Inc. holding a 51% share in the project and the two Crown agencies Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust holding a 32.5% and 16.5% share, respectively. It is located on the Pend d’Oreille River near the confluence with the Columbia River. The $900 million 335 MW expansion adds a second powerhouse, immediately downstream of the Waneta Dam on the Pend d’Oreille River, that shares the existing … MONTREAL, Canada. completion of the Waneta Expansion Project, a new 335 Megawatt (MW), $900 million hydroelectric generating station adjacent to the Waneta Dam, 20 km south of Trail, BC. Long-term financial benefits to the Columbia Basin and the province. At a power density of 150 kW/m3 , the expansion efficiency was increased from 83% to 90% with the addition of porous media (2.5 mm interrupted-plates). The Trust and Columbia Power, who currently own 49 per cent of the expansion, worked closely with the BC provincial government to make the purchase possible. Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Power Corporation announced today they have entered into an agreement with Fortis Inc. to purchase its 51% interest in the Waneta Expansion hydroelectric generating facility located near Trail, for $991 million. The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (WELP), between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, has connected the Waneta Expansion Project near Trail, British Columbia to the electrical grid. for $991 million. The Project included design-build engineering and construction of the powerhouse and intakes, and the installation and commissioning of two Francis turbine units … The Waneta Expansion Project is a second powerhouse at the Waneta Dam near Trail, B.C. The Brilliant Expansion Generating Facility adds a second powerhouse downstream of the Brilliant Dam on the Kootenay River. The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (WELP) — a joint venture between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust — … January 28, 2019 (Castlegar, B.C.) ST. JOHN'S, NEWFOUNDLAND AND LABRADOR--(Marketwired - April 2, 2015) - The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership, a partnership between Fortis Inc. ("Fortis" or the "Corporation") (), Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, announced today that the $900 million, 335-megawatt Waneta Expansion hydroelectric generating facility (the "Waneta Expansion") near Trail, … Despite challenges with winter weather, construction has been moving right along. The Project is a partnership between SNC-Lavalin has signed a C$587 million (US$575.6 million) contract to design and build the Waneta Expansion, a 335-MW hydropower facility on the Pend d’Oreille River … Source: Waneta Expansion Power Corporation : During the past century, no less than 15 major dams and generating stations have been built in the West Kootenay, including Bonnington Dam (1898); Revelstoke Dam (1910); Brilliant Dam (1944) and Waneta Dam (1954). WECC Meetings and Updates. The expansion is being built downstream from the existing Waneta Dam. LATEST NEWS. It shares the existing hydraulic head of the dam and generates renewable, cost-effective power from water that would otherwise be spilled. The Province acquired expansion rights to the Waneta Dam in 1994 from Teck Cominco. April 6, 2015 – The Waneta Expansion Project near Trail, B.C. SNC-Lavalin designed and built the project which came online in 2015. The Province acquired expansion rights to the Waneta Dam in 1994 from Teck Cominco. The Waneta Expansion project is a proposed second powerhouse located adjacent to Teck Cominco’s existing Waneta Dam on the Pend d’Oreille River south of Trail. He served on the board of the Certified Management Accountants Society of BC from 2006-2008 and the CMA West Kootenay chapter executive for many years. With a capacity of 335 megawatts, it will utilize water flow that would otherwise be spilled. Construction in progress. Waneta Expansion hydroelectric generating facility near Trail. The expansion shares the existing hydraulic head and generates power from water that would otherwise be spilled. British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority* FortisBC Inc. Rio Tinto Alcan Inc. Teck Metals Ltd. Columbia Power Corporation** * BC Hydro ** Representing Brilliant Power Corporation, Brilliant Expansion Power Corporation, Waneta Expansion Ltd. Partnership and Arrow Lakes Power Corporation. At the power density of 100 kW/m3 , the compression efficiency was increased from 78% to 96% with the addition of porous media (40 PPI Al foam). Calendar and Meeting Information These rights are now held by Waneta Expansion Power Corporation, the company formed jointly by Columbia Power Corporation and the Columbia Basin Trust to develop, construct and operate the project. The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (WELP), a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, announced that the Waneta Expansion Project near Trail is now online and generating power.. The Waneta Expansion Project is on-schedule to begin commercial operation in the spring of 2015. The rights to use this Waneta Dam were acquired by Columbia Power Corporation from Teck Cominco Metals Ltd. in 1994. The Waneta Expansion is a proposal to construct a second powerhouse adjacent to Teck’s existing Waneta Dam on the Pend d’Oreille River, near Trail. At the time, Waneta Expansion Power Corp. - a subsidiary of Columbia Power Corp. and Columbia Basin Trust - said construction could begin as early … The plant is located on the border between Canada and the USA and is now generating power on the BC Hydro grid. – The Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (WELP), a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust, announced today that the Waneta Expansion Project near Trail is now online and generating power. for $991 million. for $991 million. David was previously Director, Finance for Columbia Power Corporation and director on the Waneta Expansion General Partner Ltd. Board. Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Power Corporation announced they have entered into an agreement with Fortis Inc. to purchase its 51 per cent interest in the Waneta Expansion hydroelectric generating facility located near Trail, B.C. is now online and generating power, announced the Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership (WELP), an alliance between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust.. The $900 million 335 MW expansion adds a second powerhouse, immediately downstream of the Waneta Dam on the Pend d’Oreille River, that shares the existing … Photo: Artist's rendering of the proposed Waneta Expansion project, courtesy Columbia Power Corporation.The Waneta Expansion project will not be moving forward according to existing plans, according to a press release issued today by the Columbia Basin Trust (CBT) and the Columbia Power Corporation (CPC).Audrey Repin, CPC director of communications, said CPC approaches The project is owned by Fortis Inc., Columbia Power and Columbia Basin Trust. – Columbia Basin Trust and Columbia Power Corporation announced today they have entered into an agreement with Fortis Inc. to purchase its 51 per cent interest in the Waneta Expansion hydroelectric generating facility located near Trail, B.C. 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