The Year of Science

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Science is alive and well for British Columbia's business community. Companies offering an abundance of educational programs and recreational activities are thriving in our province. Plus, organizations aimed at growing and fostering B.C.'s science and innovation sectors are providing business owners with valuable information and assistance.

Sea Breeze Power Inc.

As British Columbia’s energy demand continues to grow, energy companies are looking for ways to provide clean, green alternative sources of electricity. Sea Breeze Power is committed to unlocking B.C.’s alternative energy potential with long-term, cost-effective, reliable energy solutions that will not damage the environment and provide part of the answer to the growing problems arising from global warming.

Sea Breeze Power projects draw upon reliable and renewable sources of energy, such as wind and run of river. Run-of-river projects divert some of the natural flow of water through a tunnel, which powers a turbine, before returning the water to the natural watercourse some distance downstream. Wind power involves the use of powerful wind turbines to generate electricity.

The proposed Cascade Heritage Power Project – a run-of-river hydroelectric plant located on the Kettle River near Christina Lake, B.C. - is expected to produce enough sustainable energy for 10,000 people on an annual basis. The Knob Hill Wind Farm Project on Vancouver Island, which is currently in development, is projected to generate sufficient renewable power to provide for the annual electricity needs of approximately 100,000 British Columbians.

In April 2010, BC Hydro offered a 20 year electricity purchase agreement to Sea Breeze Power with respect to future renewable energy produced at the Knob Hill Wind Farm Project. The wind farm is located 35 kilometres northwest of Port Hardy within the traditional territories of the Kwakiutl, Quatsino, and Tlatlasikwala First Nations.

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