Thursday, August 29, 2013

BC Hydro and the Site C Dam

BC Hydro inflates demand to justify Site C Dam.

Written by Damien Gillis, Wednesday, 28 August 2013

If you take BC Hydro's recently released draft Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) at face value, you will conclude the following:
  1. BC faces a serious power shortage in the coming decades
  2. In order to meet this gap, we need a combination of conservation, plus the $8 Billion Site C Dam (sure to cost far more in reality)
  3. As a province, we currently need 57,000 gigawatt hours (GWhrs) of electricity per year
  4. BC Hydro should and can supply the massive, energy-intensive Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) industry with public electricity

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