Tree for Life Award

Presented to the designers of a project that has distinguished itself by its commitment to the environment. 

Knight Piésold Ltd.
Box Canyon Hydroelectric Project
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.

Press release
Canadian Consulting Engineer article


This project also won a 2017 Award of Excellence in the Natural Resources, Mining, Industry & Energy category at the Canadian Consulting Engineering Awards on October 24, in Ottawa.

Awards of Excellence are bestowed to ACEC member firms who have achieved the highest level of excellence in quality of engineering, innovation and societal benefit. 

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