Culliton Creek Hydro Facility

Project Summary
The Culliton Creek Hydro Project is a run-of-river hydroelectric project located approximately 20 km north of Squamish. The Project has the capacity to generate 15 megawatts (MW) of clean renewable electricity – enough power for approximately 5,900 homes. Construction on the Project was completed in December 2015.

Work on the Culliton Creek Hydro Project has been ongoing since 2002. The project has undertaken a rigorous permitting and review process, including an environmental review process which involved more than 12 federal, provincial, local and First Nations authorities and included the following:

  • Fish & Fish Habitat
  • Hydrology, Geomorphology, Instream Flow Requirements
  • Wildlife & Wildlfe Habitat
  • Vegetation

Committed to Stakeholders and First Nations

BluEarth is serious about being a responsible power developer, building on our team’s reputation for working with stakeholders and First Nations, seeking understanding of issues, and following through on our commitments. Our aim with ongoing consultation on the Culliton Creek Hydro Project is to further our understanding of the values and uses of the local area stakeholders and First Nations.

In case of emergency at or near one of our facilities, please call our 24 hour line at 1-888-692-4445

  • Capacity of 15 MW of clean renewable power
  • Located approximately 20 km north of Squamish, BC
  • Acquired in December 2013

The Project includes four main components as indicated below:

Intake Sheetpile and concrete spillway with an inflatable weir to divert water from Culliton Creek
Penstock 3.2 km long, combination of steel and HDPE pipe to deliver water downstream to the powerhouse
Powerhouse Containing 2 X 7.5 MW Vertical Pelton turbines
Transmission Line 12.6 km of 69 kV wood-pole transmission line

Project Schedule

Engineering July 2013 – November 2014
Construction April 2014 – December 2015
Commencement of Operation 2016

Project Location

Further Information
For further information about the Culliton Creek Hydro Project, email projects@bluearth.ca call 1-844-214-2578 or register for project updates by email.

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Culliton Creek Hydro Project: Construction Update

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BluEarth has started clearing work in advance of transmission line construction on the Culliton Creek Hydro Project. Over the past few weeks BluEarth has been working with area residents and recreational users to ensure they are aware of the work and to minimize impacts.

If you have any questions or concerns related to this work, please contact projects@bluearth.ca or 1-844-214-2578.

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August 2014

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Financing and Construction Update

BluEarth closed non-recourse construction and term debt financing for the Culliton Creek Hydro Project on July 18. Read the press release.

All site preparation is now complete and construction works are proceeding on site. Project site offices are currently being installed and contractors for headworks and penstock construction are being mobilized.

June 2014

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Construction Update

Work is underway on the Culliton Creek Hydro Project.  Site preparation is nearing completion and we expect this work to be completed in mid-June. In June, the project team will be installing a temporary bridge to provide increased access to specific project areas and there will be small amounts of blasting, starting the week of June 2nd for about two to three weeks, in order to complete a portion of slope stabilization to ensure safety along main access roads in the project area.

Full-scale construction is expected to begin in July 2014, including major works for the intake/headworks and penstock.  The powerhouse construction is expected to start in October 2014 and the transmission line in January 2015.

If you have any questions about the project, feel free to contact projects@bluearth.ca or call 1-844-214-2578.

May 2014

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Squamish Nation Open House

The Culliton Creek Hydro project team is committed to maximizing employment and contracting opportunities for Squamish Nation members. We will be hosting an open house to discuss opportunities for pre-qualified contractors.

Thursday, May 15, 2014
4 pm to 7 pm
Totem Hall
Refreshments will be served

For further information, email projects@bluearth.ca

March 2014

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Project Permitting Completed

In January, BluEarth Renewables completed final regulatory requirements to acquire the Culliton Creek Hydro Project.   With all the permitting in place, BluEarth expects to start construction of the project in the summer of this year.