Winchie Creek Hydro
Winchie Creek Hydro is a 4.1 MW hydropower project which is 100 percent owned by Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation. It will begin commercial operations in November of 2017 and is Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation’s third hydropower project. Power will be generated by a five-jet vertical Pelton turbine and sold to BC Hydro.
Winchie Creek Hydro is EcoLogo certified. It has a minimal footprint and the diversion reach is naturally free of fish. The project opened access for the Nation to an isolated reserve and to fish habitat restoration sites on the Kennedy River.