The city council of Williams Lake, BC has endorsed the development of a 60 MW biomass power project by a joint-venture subsidiary of Run of River Power Inc. ("ROR Power" or "the Company") (TSX-V: ROR).
The project is being jointly spearheaded by ROR Power's 100%-owned subsidiary, Western Biomass Power Corp., and the Tsilhqot'in National Government. The Williams Lake endorsement came in the form of a letter of support approved at the most recent meeting of council. The measure had been previously discussed with the joint-venture partners and it comes as the project is being considered for submission under the anticipated Phase Two of BC Hydro's Bioenergy Call. The plant, to be located in nearby Hanceville, will generate electricity by utilizing trees damaged by the mountain pine beetle infestation plus local organic logging and mill waste.
"This initiative is an innovative and productive utilization of wood fibre that would result in significant social, environmental and economic benefits,"said Mayor Kerry Cook. "The City of Williams Lake supports the sustainable approach to community development for the betterment of the region and the province."