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Clean Energy BC has 6 award categories for Generate.

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  • Environmental Stewardship and Community Improvement
  • Project Excellence
  • Finance
Environmental Stewardship and Community Improvement
This award is intended to recognize exceptional accomplishments on the part of individuals or companies that contribute to environmental stewardship, sustainable development, and community improvement. Design of facilities to minimize environmental impact, design of environmental or community programs, or involvement and promotion of communities are examples of award nominations.
Project Excellence
This award is intended to recognize excellence in project development, construction, or operations. Available to operating companies only, this award recognizes the value of teamwork in project execution. The Awards Committee will focus on excellence in development, construction or operation based on the quality of the accomplishment, ability to meet budget, schedule, and performance criteria. Innovation can contribute to successful project execution but is not essential criteria for this award.
This award is to recognize excellence in the financing sphere and is open to both individuals and companies. Financing includes the raising of capital for equity or debt. The Awards Committee will focus on efficiency of the capital raise, cost of the financing, and innovative financing solutions.
  • Community of the Year
  • Operational Excellence
  • Merit
Community of the Year
This award recognizes excellence by a community engaged in the development of clean energy in British Columbia. The award acknowledges excellence in any or all aspects of community engagement, including but not limited to education, awareness, and involvement in a clean energy project.
Operational Excellence
This award recognizes excellence and innovation by a company engaged in the operation of a clean energy project in British Columbia. The award is open to either owner/operators or service providers and acknowledges excellence and innovation in any or all aspects of operations; including but not limited to the following: project optimization, health and safety, community outreach, and/or development of innovative solutions to operational challenges.
Merit awards are intended to recognize exceptional achievements or contributions whether by companies or individuals to the betterment of the industry that have not been otherwise recognized in the five awards plus Merit Award. The Merit Award approach is intended to provide a flexible opportunity to nominate individuals or companies that have excelled in whatever manner. Examples of Merit Awards include: Distinguished Service, Volunteer Contribution and Lifetime Achievement.

Award Winners

We applaud the previous winners of the Clean Energy BC Awards
and are looking forward to presenting the awards at the next Generate conference!

Environmental Stewardship and Community Improvement

2019 Winners – ‘Namgis First Nation & Evolugen by Brookfield Renewable for the Kokish Hydroelectric Facility
2019 Winner – Naghtaneqed Elementary/Junior Secondary School Solar Project, School District 27 Caribou Chilcotin
2018 Winner – Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation for Winchie Creek Hydro
2017 Winner – Jimmie Creek Hydro Project Team
2016 Winner – Splatsin First Nation
2015 Winner – Sts’ailes Development Corporation
2014 Winner – Kwadacha First Nation
2013 Winner – Sechelt Creek Run of River Project (Capstone Infrastructure, Regional Power & Shishalh First Nation)
2012 Winner – City of Surrey
2011 Winner – University of Northern British Columbia – Bio Energy Plant

Project Excellence

2019 Winner – Moose Lake Wind Project, Boralex
2017 Winners – Innergex Upper Lillooet River Hydro Project
2017 Winners – Innergex Big Silver Creek Project & Patterson Energy Meikle Wind Project
2016 Winner – Jimmie Creek Run of River Hydro Project & Box Canyon Hydro Project
2015 Winner – McLymont Creek Hydroelectric Project
2014 Winners – Kwoiek Creek Hydroelectric Project & Forrest Kerr Hydroelectric Project
2013 Winner – Cape Scott Wind Farm (GDF Suez Energy North America)
2012 Winner – Nechako Green Energy Project
2011 Winner – District of Lake Country – Hydroelectric Generating Station


2019 Winner – Tahltan Nation Purchase of Interest in the Northwest Hydro Electric Facilities
2019 Winner – New Relationship Trust Funding
2016 Winner – Culliton Creek Hydro Project (BluEarth Renewables)
2015 Winner – Upper Lillooet Hydro Project (Creek Power Inc.)
2013 Winner – Kwagis Power Limited Partnership (Brookfield Renewable Power/’Namgis First Nation)

Community of the Year

2019 Winner – Tsilhqot’in National Government
2018 Winner – Wuikinuxv Nation
2017 Winner – City of Fort St. John, BC
2016 Winner – Lasqueti Island
2015 Winners – District of Tumbler Ridge, BC & City of Kimberly, BC
2014 Winner – District of Stewart, BC
2013 Winner – Tla-o-qui-aht First Nation
2012 Winner – Kanaka Bar Indian Band
2011 Winner – City of Surrey, BC

Operational Excellence

2019 Winners – Forrest Kerr Hydro facility, owned by Axium Infrastructure Inc., Manulife Financial Corporation, Tahltan First Nation, and AltaGas Canada Inc. Achieved by the dedicated team at the Northwest Hydro Facilities
2018 Winner – Austin Engineering Ltd., UBC Okanagan, Selkirk College and FortisBC
2017 Winner – Corra Linn Dam Project Team
2016 Winner – Ashlu Creek Run of River Facility


2017 Winner – Matt Horne
2016 Winner – Jay Sutton, Alterra Power
2014 Winner – Sue Bonnyman
2013 Winner – Caroline Findlay, BC Hydro
2012 Winner – Mike Wise, Valard
2011 Winners – Jackie Hamilton, Cloudworks & Harvie Campbell

Lifetime Achievement
2019 Winner – Adam Lewis, Ecofish Research Ltd.
2018 Winners – Chief Patrick Michell & George Steeves
2017 Winners – Merran Smith, Stephen Cheeseman, & Steve Davis
2016 Winner – Sam Mottram, Knight Piesold
2015 Winners – Kekinusuqs, Dr. Judith Sayers, Sayers Strategic Advice & Ron Percival, Avro Wind Energy
2014 Winners – Donald McInnes & Glen Ichikawa
2013 Winner – Chris Ball, CorpFinance International & John Johnson, Clean Balance Power
2012 Winner – Jim Ko, BC Hydro & Craig Aspinall

Distinguished Service
2019 Winner – Matt Kennedy, Innergex Renewable Energy Inc.
2018 Winner – Richard Harper
2017 Winner – Matt Horne & Colleen Giroux-Schmidt

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