We generate more than just energy.

We generate new possibilities with our commitment to sustainable practices. Our growing green energy profile includes eight biomass energy facilities that contribute to the on-site production of wood products. Two are co-generation assets that also sell power. All the power sold is generated from renewable wood biomass, primarily bark from sawmill operations.

Armstrong co-generation unit:
  • Start up of the Armstrong co-gen facility in 2001 enabled the decommissioning of several beehive burners in the North Okanagan.
  • This operation is EcoLogo-certified , the Canadian national standard for green energy. 
  • All generated power is sold to BC Hydro  under an agreement that supports the province of British Columbia’s commitment to increasing clean, green power.
Kelowna co-generation unit:
  • In 2007, Tolko invested $2 million in upgrades to this facility to improve its environmental and economic performance. 
  • This unit sells power produced in excess of the site’s consumption to FortisBC , an electric power and gas company.

Together, these facilities can produce 28 megawatts of green power -- enough electricity to power over 18,000 homes.

Michael Towers

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