Canfor Pulp to invest $26M in two turbo-generators for bioenergy at Prince George, BC, pulp mill

Canfor Pulp to invest $26M in two turbo-generators for bioenergy at Prince George, BC, pulp mill

PRINCE GEORGE, BC, Dec. 19, 2012 (Press Release) - BC Hydro and Canfor Pulp today announced a new agreement to generate clean, renewable bioenergy at the Northwood mill in Prince George that will enhance the viability of the facility that employs about 470 people.

Canfor will invest $26 million to upgrade two turbo-generators at the mill that will add 11 megawatts of capacity to the provincial grid and provide 97 gigawatt hours of electricity supply annually - enough to power more than 8,800 homes. In addition, Canfor's investment will allow it to reduce its supply requirements from BC Hydro by 17 gigawatt hours a year.



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