Canyon Creek Pumped Hydro Storage Project
Project proponent Turning Point Generation has been developing the Canyon Creek for several years, and just received its final approvals from the AUC (Alberta Utilities Commission). The facility, when completed, will have the capacity to store 75MW of continuous power, for up to 37 hours, and will be designed as a long-lived asset (30 years plus).
Pumped hydro is the original renewable energy storage technology. Approximately 300 operational projects exist worldwide today.
Hinton Geothermal Energy Project
A partnership between the Town of Hinton, AB, and Epoch Energy, a privately-held Alberta company. Within the immediate region surrounding Hinton, over 4,000 oil and gas wells have been drilled, to depths of 2,500 meters. Significant resource potential in the form of +100 degree hot water exist in select locations/wells. The partners have undertaken feasibility work and early-stage development.
In February 2018, the Alberta government announced significant funding for the project, leveraged by a broader pre-feasibility study for a Geothermal Energy District for the Town of Hinton.