The Harmac pulp mill in Nanaimo, British Columbia is now feeding power to B.C. Hydro’s power grid.
The electrical generation plant to produce the power cost $45 million and will provide a second income stream to Nanaimo Forest Products, owner of the Harmac mill.
Nanaimo Forest Products has a 15 year agreement with the utility company to provide approximately 15 megawatts from the new 25 megawatt facility. The rest of the power will be used to reduce the mill’s own power demand.