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Kokish River, Telegraph Cove, BC

In Operation




45 MW


Kokish River, Telegraph Cove, BC

About the Project

Kokish Hydro, run-of-river hydropower facility, is owned and operated by Kwagis Power, a partnership between Brookfield Renewable Partners and the ‘Namgis First Nation. Commissioned in 2014, Kokish has an installed capacity of 45 MW and is an award-winning facility, equipped with a fish ladder and screens to protect and enhance the biodiversity of the Kokish River.

Kokish River Fisheries

The Kokish River contains a valuable variety of fish species, such as Coho, Chinook, Chum, Pink and Sockeye Salmon, as well as Cutthroat, Steelhead and Rainbow Trout, requiring a high level of protection.

Both Evolugen and the ‘Namgis First Nation value environmental respect and preservation. To ensure fish migration and minimize environmental impact, this facility’s innovative design includes a fish ladder, allowing fish upstream passage, and a special screen to prevent them from entering the water intake and tailrace areas.

Our Kokish facility received a Sustainable Electricity Social Responsibility Award from Electricity Canada. This annual award honours companies that demonstrate a notable commitment to sustainable development. We received the award jointly with the ‘Namgis First Nation to highlight our partnership and its positive impact on the community.

ECOLOGO® Certified

In managing our portfolio, we collaborated with UL Environment’s EGOLOGO® program to certify Kokish hydro and 21 other hydropower facilities. The ECOLOGO® Program labels the clean energy we generate as a Renewable Low-Impact Electricity Product, a credible, environmentally preferable choice for organizations and communities looking to purchase power sustainably. This transparent and collaborative program is based on the International Standards Organization ISO 14024 for ecolabels and considers a facility’s impact throughout its lifetime. For more information, visit ul.com/el.

More Information

For water levels and flow information for Kokish River, visit kokishriver.com