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IN THE DARK: “LIES FROM BC HYDRO”

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img_7801 Peace River Farmlands

The following item was written by Roger Bryenton P. Eng. (former), MBA, Energy Systems Consultant, Suzuki and SPEC Elder.


What BC Residents Have and Have Not Been Told About Site C Dam and Electricity Prices:

1. “BC Needs More Electricity” – the Biggest Lie.

BC Hydro assessed hundreds of options as part of their Integrated Resource Plan, and Appendices (RODAT). Conservation or Demand Side Management can contribute more in savings than the entire Site C project would provide. And all the savings are at the point of use and save transmission and distribution losses – a bonus of at least another 6% to 8%. This is 1100MW of capacity, or 5100 GWh of electricity per year. The average capacity of Site C is only 580 MW!

– In addition there are 400 MW of savings BC Hydro did not include, that are routinely used to manage demand…

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Written by Stephen Rees

February 22, 2017 at 1:24 pm

Posted in Transportation

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  1. The unique micro-climate and fertile farmland of BC’s Peace River Valley – in its unflooded state – is capable of producing fresh vegetables for over one million people.

    The total potential farm gate receipt value is one billion dollars a year using high-value produce crops.

    Wendy Holm, professional agrologist in a submission on the Site C project.

    http://holmonfood.blogspot.ca/2014/01/smarties-4-dummies-land-lost-to-site-c.html#!/2014/01/smarties-4-dummies-land-lost-to-site-c.html

    Alex Botta

    March 8, 2017 at 4:05 pm

  2. A technical report submitted by Holm to the Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency on Site C:

    http://www.ceaa-acee.gc.ca/050/documents/p63919/96815E.pdf

    Alex Botta

    March 8, 2017 at 4:08 pm

  3. This is another sad piece of stolen future by the BC Liberals. And shameful considering the potential for more benign renewables, like hot geothermal and wind. Iceland is light years ahead of Canada and a universe from BC on geothermal.

    Alex Botta

    March 8, 2017 at 4:11 pm


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