In Light of Sarita Project Rejection, Province Promises Review of Energy Procurement Process

On Dec. 11, BC Hydro advised Huu-ay-aht First Nation Councillor Trevor Cootes that it would not proceed with an application for an Electricity Purchase Agreement for a proposed Sarita River mini-hydro project. That same day, the province announced it would go forward with the controversial Site C mega-project.

Later that week, the Ministry of Energy, Mines and Petroleum Resources contacted Ha-Shilth-Sa to advise that a review of energy procurement, including the Standing Offer Program, would be part of “a comprehensive review of BC Hydro”…

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