Sea Breeze holds twelve Investigative Licences in this region including its most advanced investigative project at Bouleau Mountain. The Okanagan region is attractive due to its proximity to several load centers and the generally strong nature of the transmission system in this area of BC.
Sea Breeze has 18 months of wind data at Bouleau Mountain which was collected by a met tower in 2007/08. The met tower was removed in 2008 in order to improve relationships with local First Nations. These relationships have been improving and in late October 2013 Sea Breeze was given the go ahead to install met towers at the site. Sea Breeze erected two towers in 2013 and an additional tower in summer of 2014. Wind speeds measured previously at Bouleau Mountain were encouraging and Sea Breeze expects it to be a viable wind energy site.
Sea Breeze has applied more recently for various other sites in this region. Based on our preliminary analysis these sites are expected to be feasible from a construction and environmental perspective. Met towers were erected at two of these sites in summer 2013 and an additional tower on a third site in summer 2014.