Hydro to Commence Second Round of Site C Talks This Fall

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Artist's Rendering of the Site C Dam

Illustration: Proposed Site C Dam – Courtest BCHydro.com

BC Hydro has announced it will begin the second stage of its Site C consultations this October.

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This upcoming round of the Project Definition Consultation will run until the end of November. Stage 2 will see the utility conduct studies on potential impacts to property owners. Other topics such as construction, public use of the construction bridge and wildlife will be discussed.

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Dave Conway, Manager of Community Relations, says that the company will offer interested residents many different methods of input to ensure everyone can contribute to the conversation. [asset|aid=247|format=mp3player|formatter=asset_bonus|title=Dave Conway_1_Pub.mp3]

BC Hydro says that information obtained in the first stage of the consultation, which took place earlier this year, suggests that the utility should continue to investigate the site as a potential option in adressing the province’s energy deficit. The company expects electricity consumption in B.C. to increase by as much as 45 percent over the next two decades – creating a significant gap between supply and demand.

For more information or to see reports on the results of the consultations so far, visit BCHydro.com/SiteC.

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