LETTER: Charged up over Hydro plans

Don’t they love it when a plan comes together?

The B.C. Crown corporation, aka BC Hydro, has many plans that were incubated under the previous BC Liberal government that really continue to generate ideas:

No. 1: If it is built, they will come: e.g. Site C Peace River Hydroelectric Dam, especially for the LNG sector. No. 2: Legislate the suppression of low carbon energy emission (CEE) alternatives (e.g. Burrard Power Plant). No. 3: Encourage never-before-envisaged high-energy use of previously docile community needs, e.g. Capital Regional District wastewater treatment plant sewage sludge disposal.

This last example proposes to use up to one megawatt per day to lift the sludge from the Esquimalt WWTP to the top of the hill at the Saanich sewage sludge disposal site.

Meanwhile, BC Hydro customers are expected to pay for all of this collusion between provincial, regional and local government “make-it-pay” arrangements.

P.W. Bailey

Saanich

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