Nanaimo Forest Products, which owns the mill, and B.C. Hydro signed a 15-year agreement last year that will see Harmac sell approximately 15 megawatts from the 25-megawatt plant to the Crown corporation, while using the rest to help meet the mill's power demands.
The mill currently produces 30 megawatts of power from its existing turbine system for its own uses. The plant, providing 95 full-time jobs during its construction, is expected to produce enough excess green electricity to light up 17,000 homes when completed in June.
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