For Immediate Release

April 18, 2016

Vancouver, BC- The Clean Energy Association of BC (CEBC) is pleased to congratulate SunMine and its Principal Engineer Michel de Spot for winning the National Award for an Engineering Project or Achievement from Engineers Canada. The award bestows distinction on a team of engineers or for an outstanding engineering project or achievement that has had a  significant  positive  impact  on  society  and/or  industry  and/or  engineering,  and  recognizes engineering achievements involving Canadian engineers.

SunMine, located in Kimberly, BC, is BC’s largest solar project, Canada’s largest solar tracking facility, and the first solar project in BC to sell power to BC Hydro. SunMine has 4,032 solar-cell modules, mounted on 96 solar trackers which follow the sun’s movement, maximizing solar exposure. The SunMine construction began summer 2014 and it became operational on June 22, 2015.

Michel de Spot, President and CEO of EcoSmart Foundation Inc., is a professional engineer with experience in management, engineering, environmental and industrial projects. Michel also serves as Co-chair of the CEBC Solar Committee.

Engineers Canada is the national organization of the 12 engineering regulators that license the country’s 280,000 members of the profession. For more information, please visit


Contact: Paul Kariya
Executive Director

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