Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project

Knight Piésold Ltd.

Howe Sound, British Columbia


The 16 MW Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project may have the most hydraulically complex design of any run-of-river hydroelectric project in North America, if not the world. Knight Piésold Ltd. assisted Box Canyon Hydro Corp. (a subsidiary of Elemental Energy Inc.) from concept development to operational monitoring. With nine intake structures on different creeks and tributaries along McNab Creek, all feeding into a single, high-pressure penstock, the project now generates renewable energy, contributing towards BC’s electricity self-sufficiency target.