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Harmac Pacific pulp mill in BC nears energy self-sufficiency with new $45 million co-gen plant

Fri, Feb 22, 2013

NANAIMO, BC, Feb. 22, 2013 (Local News) -The Harmac pulp mill is one step closer to being entirely self-sufficient, energy-wise, after the arrival of a generator and a turbine for the facility's new $45-million electrical generation plant.

Nanaimo Forest Products, which owns the mill, and B.C. Hydro signed a 15-year agreement last year that will see Harmac sell approximately 15 megawatts from the 25-megawatt plant to the Crown corporation, while using the rest to help meet the mill's power demands.

The mill currently produces 30 megawatts of power from its existing turbine system for its own uses. The plant, providing 95 full-time jobs during its construction, is expected to produce enough excess green electricity to light up 17,000 homes when completed in June.

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