January 2019 lowest production month in Kimberley SunMine’s History: City CAO

March 2019 was the best production in the month of March to date.

The City of Kimberley has released the first quarter report for SunMine production in 2019.

City CAO Scott Sommerville says in the report that January 2019 was the lowest production month in SunMine’s history, while March 2019 was the best production in the month of March to date.

“It’s truly a weather-dependent business,” wrote Sommerville, adding that the City continues to work with Teck towards a definitive purchase agreement.

READ MORE: City meeting with Teck to proceed with SunMine sale

January 2019’s revenue was $3,952 on 29.56 MWh, while February 2019 saw $10,570 on 50.54 MWh. March 2019 saw $23,527 in revenue on 188.53 MWh. The first quarter production overall was 89.5 per cent of projected, generating $38,050 in revenue.

Council discussed the report at a regular meeting on Monday, and Councillor Kyle Dalum says revenue is still under target, however it is getting closer to their projections.

READ MORE: Kimberley SunMine fourth quarter report

Mayor Don McCormick agreed with Sommerville that revenue is entirely dependent on weather.

“The predictability of cleaner energy options, like solar power, is low. What we’ve learned is that predictions needs to be conservative,” he said.



corey.bullock@kimberleybulletin.com

Like us on Facebook and follow us on Twitter

Just Posted

Kimberley Independent School takes on invasive weed stewardship program

Wildsight’s Patty Kolesnichenko taught Grades 3 and 4 about native, invasive plant species.

College, Ktunaxa sign new agreement building on long-standing partnership

An agreement between the College of the Rockies and the Ktunaxa Nation… Continue reading

Know it All: Next up, Sam Steele Days in Cranbrook

Cranbrook Arts June’s Show is sure to be spectacular. The feature artist… Continue reading

US senators press Horgan to clean up BC mine water

Late last week, the East Kootenay based environmental group, Wildsight, put out… Continue reading

Otters devour 150 trout at Kootenay hatchery

The hatchery has lost close to 150, 15lb fish in the past several months.

VIDEO: Acknowledging skeptics, finance minister vows to build Trans Mountain project

Bill Morneau said he recognizes ‘huge amount of anxiety’ in Calgary over future of oil and gas sector

Home care for B.C.’s elderly is too expensive and falls short: watchdog

Report says seniors must pay $8,800 a year for daily visits under provincial home support program

B.C. ‘struggling’ to meet needs of vulnerable youth in contracted care: auditor

Auditor general says youth in contracted residential services may not be getting support they need

Pair of B.C. cities crack Ashley Madison’s ‘Infidelity Hotlist’

Data from the website reveals Abbotsford and Kelowna hottest spots for cheaters

Cranbrook RCMP seek help finding missing man

Jeffrey Edward Burns was last seen on the evening of Sunday, June 16.

Life’s work of talented B.C. sculptor leads to leukemia

Former Salmon Arm resident warns of dangers of chemical contact

Billboard posted along B.C.’s Highway of Tears to remember missing and murdered Indigenous women

Billboards featuring Indigenous artwork to be placed in Surrey, Kamloops and near Prince George

Federal cabinet ministers visit Edmonton, Calgary, in wake of TMX approval

Natural Resources Minister Amarjeet Sohi is set to visit Trans Mountain Corp.’s terminal in Edmonton

B.C. municipality prepares to forbid overnight camping by homeless despite court ruling

While courts have ruled against blanket bans, Langley City is employing a site-by-site approach

Most Read