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B.C. Reg. 319/2010
M314/2010
Deposited November 5, 2010
This consolidation is current to April 9, 2024.
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Clean Energy Act

Authorization For Burrard Thermal
Electricity Regulation

[includes amendments up to B.C. Reg. 100/2013, March 8, 2013]

Definition

1   In this regulation, "Act" means the Clean Energy Act.

Authorization

2   (1) The authority is authorized,

(a) for the purpose of section 3 (5) of the Act, to plan to rely on Burrard Thermal for no more than 900 MW of capacity,

(b) for the purpose of section 6 (2) (d) of the Act, to rely on Burrard Thermal for no more than 900 MW of capacity, and

(c) for the purpose of section 13 (c) of the Act, to operate Burrard Thermal only when the authority is reasonably satisfied that all of its other sources of electricity in British Columbia, including electricity provided to the authority from a third party by agreement, are or will be, in aggregate, unable to provide the authority with sufficient megawatts of capacity to meet the electricity needs of the authority's customers,

until all of the following projects are completed and the resulting facilities are providing service as set out in subsection (2):

(d) Mica Units 5 and 6, a project to install two additional turbines and related works and equipment at Mica;

(e) the Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Project, a project to construct a transmission line between Nicola substation and Meridian substation as described in the commission's Order C-4-08, dated August 5, 2008, issued under sections 45 and 46 of the Utilities Commission Act;

(f) the project at Meridian substation to build a third 500-230 kV transformer and related works and equipment.

(2) A facility resulting from a project described in subsection (1) (d) to (f) is providing service if

(a) the authority has obtained all permits, certificates, licences and approvals required to complete the project, and

(b) the facility is in regular operation.

(3) For the purposes of section 13 (c) of the Act, the authority is authorized to operate Burrard Thermal to produce steam for sale to Imperial Oil and its successors and assigns in accordance with the authority's Electric Tariff Supplement No. 56.

[am. B.C. Reg. 100/2013.]

[Provisions relevant to the enactment of this regulation: Clean Energy Act, S.B.C. 2010, c. 22, section 37 (c)]