Province Says Yes to 3 Run of River Projects
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Victoria, B.C. – The Province of B.C. has granted environmental certificates for three run of river power projects in the Harrison Lake area of the Fraser Valley Regional District.
The projects, Tretheway Creek, Shovel Creek and Big Silver Creek Waterpower Projects, are proposed by Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. which already operates 9 run of river projects in B.C. as well as nine others in Quebec, Ontario and Idaho.
The proposed projects, estimated to be worth about $194-million, will produce up to 72 megawatts of power, enough to power 27,500 homes per year.
The projects will include 3.25 kilometres of new and upgraded roads and a 47-kilometre, 138-kilovolt transmission line from the existing Tipella Creek Waterpower Project to the Shovel Creek Waterpower project.
The provincial EA certificates contain project design features, mitigation measures and numerous legally binding conditions that Innergex Renewable Energy Inc. must adhere to throughout various stages of the project including:
- Development and maintenance of a Mountain Goat Winter Range Management Policy, which specifically addresses construction work restrictions during the sensitive period for mountain goats (Nov. 1 to April 30) to ensure that goats will not be negatively affected by construction activities.
- The Proponent must develop and implement a Spotted Owl Habitat Mitigation Plan, which specifically addresses impacts to the Tretheway Creek Spotted Owl Wildlife Habitat Area.
- The Proponent must develop and implement a Navigation Mitigation Plan for each the projects to address impacts to recreational boat use such as kayaking.
When operational, the projects will provide four to five full-time jobs and a peak of 250 personnel during the four year construction period.
The operational dates for the projects are December 2015 for Tretheway Creek and November 2016 for Shovel Creek and Big Silver Creek.
The company must still obtain the necessary provincial and federal licences, leases and other approvals before construction can begin.
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IMO our democracy (and elections) are completely corrupted and run through off shore banking kick backs. A project like this would fit the profile perfectly.
We will just export more power, and the Government will piss the money into the wind. So whats new???
This Province does not have one politician that is worth a pinch of salt. The NDP will not be any better than the present bunch of losers.
The people of this Province need to wake up and smell the roses. You are being conned by Government every day of the week 365 days of the year. When will we learn??
"In June this year the UNEP report announced that Global Renewable Energy investment reached $257 Billion in 2011. It’s so large it rivals the $302 billion invested in fossil fuel power. But how much electricity do we get for all that money? When the details are pulled from the fog, a quarter of a trillion dollars appears to produce only about 3% of all our global electricity, and even less of our global energy. All that money, so few gigawatts."
Follow the money, and talking about big dams they are what gave us about the lowest cost power power in north america let alone the world. Take away the subsdies and big contracts to the IPP's then see what happens.
Compared to these PPP, Site C is a bargain at 14 cents a kilowatt hour. But Natural Gas generating stations would cost half of that,producing electricity at between 5 and 8 cents kw/hr. Hope to God the NDP are better business managers than the Liberals.
They aren't herbster, as a matter of fact the NDP are anti-business and are really good at miss managing. Just wait for the election campaign for the reminders of how messed up the NDP really were back in the day. Maybe they have changed but I doubt it.
Horgan said he has learned that Hydro’s biggest generating system, on the Peace River, will be idled for several weeks. Meanwhile, electricity trade data from trading grid operators suggests that Hydro has been selling at a loss into the western grid to dispose of the power that private operators keep feeding into it.
“They are selling into a negative market. It’s absolutely bizarre. In this instance it’s just nature converging to highlight the errors in B.C. Liberal energy policy,” Horgan said.
Read more: http://www.vancouversun.com/business/2035/Hydro+rates+miss+mark+multi+billion+dollar+system+renewal/6895361/story.html#ixzz24CZxPun4
This even though all three are built by the same company at the same time and together will produce over 80 m.w.
They are trying to pull the wool over our eyes.