April 2017

Renewable Energy: Tla-o-qui-aht First Nations Hydro-power Projects

Organized by the APEGBC Vancouver Island Branch

Status: Advanced registration is now closed. please contact the event organizer, Tyler Boyer at 250-724-3400 for space availability. Thank you.
Date: Thursday, April 27, 2017
Time: 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Location: Cypress Restaurant - 4890 Cherry Creek Road, Port Alberni, BC
Presenter: Ben Whyte, P.Eng.
Barkley Project Group Ltd.
Credit: 1 Informal Professional Development Hours (PDH)
Cost: APEGBC Member and Non-Member Price: $35.00 + GST = $36.75

EIT/GIT Regular Price: $30.00 + GST = $31.50

APEGBC Student Member Price: $20.00 + GST = $21.00
Contact: Tyler Boyer,  EIT
Phone: 250.724.3400
Email: [email protected]
Note: Business Casual attire.
Important Dates: In order for us to be able to predict our catering needs, please register by Monday, April 24, 2017.
Please join us in Port Alberni for a dinner presentation on the Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation's multiple "run-of-the-river" hydropower projects. The three hydropower plants - Haa-ak-suuk Creek, Canoe Creek, and currently under-construction Winchie Creek - are being used to produce renewable energy on Vancouver Island. These hydropower plants are owned and operated locally and produce enough electricity to supply the annual needs of over 5,000 homes.

Please see below for a full description.

Topics for the evening will include an overview of the process that “run-of-the-river” hydropower plants use, including an insight into the design of these renewable energy projects. Construction challenges and processes of these projects will also be touched on. Other topics include:
  • Challenges of the “run-of-the-river” hydropower plant operations.
  • Studies conducted for these projects to move forward.
  • A photo and possible video presentation of the surrounding project areas.


6:00 PM – 6:30 PM: Registration and networking
6:30 PM – 6:45 PM: Branch business and announcements
6:45 PM – 7:30 PM: Buffet Dinner  
7:30 PM – 8:30 PM: Presentation followed by Q&A
9:00 PM: Closing


  • If you are not a member of APEGBC, you can register online by quickly creating a 'non-member' account. After clicking on the 'Register' link, you will be brought to a login screen. Towards the bottom, there is a ‘Create new account’ link. Click this link and follow the prompts to create your account. Thank you and we look forward to having you join us.

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