Upnit Power Corporation runs a 6.5 MW, run-of-river, green hydroelectric project on China Creek on the outskirts of the Port Alberni City limits. During peak operation the plant produces enough electricity to power 6000 homes. This project started producing power in December of 2005 and had a total cost of approximately $14 million
The Ownership Structure is as follows:
The Board of Directors are comprised of the following for each of the stakeholders:
The benefits of such a project allow for a diversification of economy and add to the electricity supply on VI (26 gigawatt-hours of electricity/year). The project will also employs 2 HFN members and will provide revenue to Hupacasath First Nation once senior debt is paid.