Aeolis Wind Power Corporation
Along the flat-topped foothills that parallel the eastern flank of the Rocky Mountains in northeastern BC a WSW wind blows strong and steady throughout the year. And as arrives at the western slopes of these ridges, it accelerates, and then smoothly descends to the prairie below. Some ridges are virtually treeless, while others are sprinkled with flagged specimens bowing ENE. They are sources of wind energy like few places on earth. According to a draft of BC Hydro’s 2013 Integrated Resource Plan, 19 of the province’s top 20 most cost-effective wind farm sites are located there. Aeolis has long-term leases on a number of them — projects optimized by nature. Integrated with the region’s vast hydro reservoirs, northeastern wind has a vital role to play in driving the provincial economy for years to come. This includes providing renewable electricity to upstream, midstream, and downstream operations of BC’s nascent LNG industry — a development that would greatly help the industry reduce greenhouse gas emissions and truly become a supplier of some of the cleanest LNG in the world. Aeolis has an extensive network of data collection and monitoring towers on its northeastern wind farm sites. Our Victoria head office analyzes data from these sites with state-of-the-art software. Aeolis demonstrated its in-house technical and project expertise in leading development of BC’s first wind project: the 102 MW Bear Mountain Wind Park near the town of Dawson Creek. Bear Mountain began commercial production in November 2009—on time and on budget.