More energy meetings expected

  • May. 7, 2007 2:00 p.m.

Work on a new electricity plan for the islands continues to move forward with more meetings and more discussions about different generation options.
Kevin Brown of the Council of the Haida Nation says the working group, which is made up of the elected representatives on the islands, and the standing technical committee met recently to review the input from the public consultations that took place earlier in the year and to review the different electricity generating options for the islands.
According to Sheltair, the consulting company working on the electricity plan for the islands, BC Hydro’s five-year plan includes capital upgrades to the six of the oldest diesel generators on the islands.
Exactly what kind of upgrades will depend on what other options for electricity generation will meet island needs.
At present, BC Hydro ratepayers are subsidizing electricity production on the islands to the tune of $7.5 million a year.
Answers to many frequently asked questions about island power can be found on Sheltair’s website at Islanders can also see a summary report from the public consultations.
More public meetings are expected to be held in May.

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