Tipella Creek

  • Location Canada
  • Energy Hydroelectricity
  • Client BC Hydro
  • Status In operation
  • Commissioned 2009
  • Acquired 2011
  • PPA expiry 2049
  • Gross installed capacity 18
  • Participation Innergex (%) 50
  • Partnership CC&L Harrison Hydro Project Limited Partnership and LPF (Surfside) Development L.P.
The Tipella Creek Project is a run-of-river hydroelectric facility with an installed capacity of 18 MW and an average yearly energy output of 70,000 MWh. Construction of the Tipella Creek Project facility commenced in May 2007 and the COD was achieved on October 19, 2009. The Tipella Creek Project uses the hydraulic resources of the lower reaches of Tipella Creek, with the point of diversion 2.4 km upstream from the powerhouse which in turn is 600 m upstream of the confluence of Tipella Creek with Harrison Lake. The Tipella Creek project has been granted the ECOLOGO® certification.

In 2011, Innergex announced the acquisition of Cloudworks Energy Inc. Cloudworks’ portfolio of assets consisted of an interest of 50.01% in six run-of-river hydroelectric facilities, the remaining 49.99% is owned by CC&L Harrison Hydro Project Limited Partnership and LPF (Surfside) Development L.P.

The Harrison Operating Facilities consist of six run-of-river hydroelectric power facilities located near Harrison Lake in southwestern British Columbia that were commissioned in 2009 and 2010: Douglas Creek, Fire Creek, Lamont Creek, Stokke Creek, Tipella Creek, and Upper Stave River. These facilities have a total installed capacity of 150 MW which, based on long-term average hydrology, produce 594,000 MWh of energy annually.