IN THE DARK: “LIES FROM BC HYDRO”
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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