KEA has taken the next step in moving forward with the third hydro turbine at Terror Lake. We have awarded a contract to NAES Power Contractors Inc. for the installation and commissioning of the 11.25 MW vertical Pelton turbine/generator unit at the Terror Lake Hydroelectric Project.
NAES Power Contractors will provide the labor and supervision for the installation of the third turbine and necessary ancillary equipment in the existing powerhouse. The addition of the third turbine will increase the total power plant capacity to 31 MW.
The hydro unit should be installed and placed into service by November of this year. This unit will allow us to maximize our renewable energy and allow KEA to meet our peak loads solely with renewable energy. It contributes to our vision to produce 95% of our power by renewable sources by 2020.