Cabinet recommendation on Site C expected in December amid concerns of strain on B.C. Hydro

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“If LNG Canada goes to the head, for example, and then we get a second LNG plant that goes ahead, we’ll be looking at whether we need new generation,” Minster Bennett said.

Minister Bennett did however concede that as it stands, the province currently has “a surplus of energy right now.”

Minster Bennett adds, “If we do need new generation, I know that we can certainly acquire that electricity through Site C for less than the $83.00.”

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The $83.00 Minster Bennett is referring to is the power deal reached today between B.C. Hydro and LNG Canada.

Although, given the 2,000 gigawatt-hours of electricity needed to supply LNG Canada’s facility for ten years, coupled with last year’s forecast of 3,000 gigawatt-hours for the entire LNG industry, Minister Bennett says it’s possible that demands of Site C will need to be re-evaluated.

“[If LNG Canada and other LNG proponents go ahead] we’ll be at some point, later in the ten years where our demand forecast will probably have to be adjusted up.”

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