The SCCA is becoming increasingly alarmed over the growing wave of proposed private power generating projects in our region. These most recent proposals are major industrial projects, not little “run of the river” installations. The Stl’ixwin proposal, for example, involves damming numerous lakes for storage, and diverting water flows at about 20 locations. A major transmission line corridor is also proposed.
The Stl’ixwin Renewable Energy Initiative is holding an Open House at the Seaside Centre in Sechelt, on Wednesday, December 10th, starting at 5:00 p.m. This open house will give information on a project involving six sites in the watershed of the Tzoonie River, which empties into Narrows Inlet.
We are currently in the “terms of reference” phase of a provincial Environment Assessment of this project. Government is accepting public input until January 23rd regarding the scope of issues to be considered during the EA process.
For more information on IPPs, visit the Citizens for Public Power .