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BC HYDRO COMMUNITY OPEN HOUSE #5

Organizer BC Hydro
Location Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre, 621 N Island Highway
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PROPOSED JOHN HART GENERATING STATION REPlACEMENT PROJECT

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BC Hydro encourages your involvement. If you
would like to know more about the John Hart
Facility, the proposed project, or wish to receive
a BC Hydro project presentation, please contact:

Stephen Watson
BC Hydro
steve.watson@bchydro.com
250 755 4795

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BC Hydro programs and initiatives.

BC continues to grow and so does the need for electricity. As part of BC Hydro’s regeneration of its key capital assets, the proposed John Hart Generating Station Replacement Project will help to ensure the continued supply of safe, reliable and environmentally sustainable power.

BC Hydro continues to actively consult with First Nations and engage government agencies and stakeholders on the proposed project.
BC Hydro encourages the public to learn more about this important project. Your continued feedback on issues, concerns and opportunities are important, as well as hearing from us on how the project has evolved since last summer. Please join us at the open house to learn more.

When: February 16, 2012
Time: 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.
Where: Campbell River Maritime Heritage Centre,
621 N Island Highway

BC Hydro will be available to discuss all elements of the proposed project, with particular focus on:

  • Project Alternatives: BC Hydro has reviewed a number of possible project alternatives, including deferral, rehabilitation, replacement, and decommissioning;
  • John Hart Interpretive Site Plan: A site plan for the 248-acre BC Hydro property is being developed and includes information on public access, parking, road closures to Brewster Lake Rd and access to Elk Falls, trails, river access, interpretive signage, and a community site office during construction; and
  • Regulatory and Procurement Updates: During the spring of 2012, the following steps will be taken with respect to the project should it receive final BC Hydro Board approval in late February 2012 to proceed:
  • Filing the Canadian Environmental Assessment Act (CEAA) Environmental Assessment Report (the CEAA Project Description was filed in April 2011) with Fisheries and Oceans Canada;
  • Initiating the procurement process through a Request for Qualifications;
  • Filing a Certificate of Public Convenience and Necessity Application with the BC Utilities Commission; and
  • Submitting a Stage 2 BC Parks Boundary Adjustment Proposal, as a next step to the Stage 1 Proposal that was submitted to BC Parks in 2011, and accepted to proceed to Stage 2.

A key part of these regulatory approval processes will be the ongoing consultation with First Nations, and engagement of government agencies and stakeholders. Should the project be approved to move forward, BC Hydro’s goal is to complete the regulatory processes and award the contract by summer 2013, and then commence construction.

BC Hydro will also provide updates on its Campbell River System hydroelectric operations.

For 50 years, BC Hydro has been providing clean, reliable electricity to our customers. Today we are planning for the next 50 years by investing in new projects, upgrading existing facilities and working with our customers to conserve energy through Power Smart.

Learn more at bchydro.com/regeneration50.

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