Project Experience

Hunter Creek Interconnection


Mar 2016 – Mar 2021


WindRiver Power Corporation

Hunter Creek Hydro is a 12 MW run-of-river hydroelectric project close to Hope, BC that started operation in early 2018. Based on previous experience with the team, WindRiver Power integrated Midgard into the project team to handle all aspects related to interconnection with BC Hydro during project development & design through construction and ongoing operational support. This began with an assessment of the cost estimate from the System Impact Study, identify opportunities to reduce cost, identify risks to the schedule and mitigation strategies to maintain and potentially advance the schedule.

Midgard resolved technical and process issues by working with multiple parties to resolve each issue and advance the project schedule including: BC Hydro (five separate departments); Telus; Telus contractors; plant design team; plant construction contractor and equipment vendors.

Midgard activities have focused on forecasting and solving process and interconnection technical issues including:

  • decision on point-of-interconnection (transmission voltage vs. distribution voltage) and the attendant schedule risk balanced against potential cost savings;
  • coordinating technical data exchange to support completion of the BC Hydro study process and facility definition;
  • BC Hydro operating order;
  • protection and telecom commissioning;
  • microwave and fibre commissioning and operational support.