“For Plutonic Power, the achievement of commercial operations and sale of electricity from the two Toba Valley facilities marks a significant transformational milestone. We are extremely grateful to our equity financial partner GE, our First Nations partners, our debt syndicate providers, our customer BC Hydro, our contractor Peter Kiewit Sons Co. and all their subcontractors and the communities that have supported the project.”
– Donald McInnes, Vice Chair and CEO of Plutonic Power
East Toba and Montrose Hydroelectric Project
2006 – Present
Restoring an abandoned inlet’s infrastructure of roads, bridges and drainage structures, developing access to two remote powerhouses and penstocks, then connecting the transmission line over mountain tops to tie into BC Hydro’s existing power grid 150 km away. East Toba River and Montrose Creek are British Columbia’s largest Run-of-River hydro projects.
- Knight Piésold Ltd.
- Klahoose, Sliammon and Sechelt First Nations
Challange & Solution
Abandoned Infrastructure » Innovative Engineering
Sensitive Ecosystems » Detailed Surveys and Analysis
Avalanches and Terrain Stability » World Class Safety System
Owner: Toba Montrose General Partnership (TMGP)
EPC Builder: Kiewit
Project: In creating British Columbia’s largest Run-of-River Hydroelectric Project, 120 km’s of road were designed and surveyed, and 150 km’s of transmission line centreline and clearing boundary were established.
Location: Toba Inlet to Saltery Bay, BC
Project Value: $500 million
- Licence-to-Cut Permitting
- Engineer of Record – Forestry
- Mapping and GIS Services
- Environmental Assessments
- Access Road Reconnaissance, Layout and Design
- Construction and Environmental Monitoring
- Road Deactivation Prescription Development
- Transmission Line Right-of-Way Establishment and Clearing Prescriptions