Image: Bear Mountain Wind Park: 34 turbine, 102 MW wind energy facility

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Bear Mountain Wind Park: 34 turbine, 102 MW wind energy facility

Location
Dawson Creek, BC
Client
AltaGas
Timeframe
2005 – 2015

Bear Mountain Wind Park is a 34 turbine, 102 MW wind energy facility located in northeastern British Columbia, owned by AltaGas.

Since 2005, Hemmera has been an integral contributor to the project. Hemmera managed the environmental assessment (EA) and application, coordinated the pre-construction studies, and implemented the many commitments associated with environmental approval. In support of the project’s provincial environmental review process, Hemmera compiled EA documentation and liaised with regulatory agencies, undertook technical studies, and carried out environmental, economic, social, and health assessments.

Hemmera also led the adaptive management strategy for birds and bats affected by the wind park’s operation. Our adaptive approach entailed providing biological data for improved decision-making, addressing uncertainty over mitigation requirements, and reducing the costs associated with mitigation.

The Bear Mountain turbines currently generate enough renewable electricity to power most homes in BC’s South Peace region.