FORT NELSON, B.C. – The Fort Nelson Chamber of Commerce held a Zoom meeting to discuss the Pellet Plant in Fort Nelson, the upcoming project for Peak Renewable.

CEO of Peak Renewable, Brian Baarda, explained what Peak Renewable does and how their plants work. Also present for the meeting was Peace River North MLA Dan Davies, MP Bob Zimmer and, Fort Nelson Mayor Gary Foster, and other members of the Commerce for Fort Nelson.

Part of Peak Renewables’ mission is to partner with communities and First Nations in British Columbia to make sustainable, renewable products that work to reduce the carbon footprint.

The Fort Nelson pellet plant will be the first project for Peak Renewables. According to Baarda, the plant will bring in around 450 jobs to the area, including people working in the plant, the field, and spillover jobs in the community, like restaurants, hotels, people to maintain equipment, etc. Roughly 250 jobs will be within the plant or mill itself, including operators, tradespeople, and management.

Baarda also mentions that around 600,000 tonnes of wood pellets will be produced each year by Peak Renewable. The plant is looking to be active by early 2022, and Baarda says the plant design has already been completed.

More information on Peak Renewables can be found on its website.