Bioenergy

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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