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Run of the River Hydro – Three Cheers For BC Government

502406345_58ce31cec2_m The BC government has listened to the concerns of it’s residents regarding a proposed Run of River Hydro Project on the Pitt River near Vancouver. ..

The government of the West Coast Canadian province will oppose a proposal to adjust a park boundary to allow Run of River Power Inc to run transmission lines to its proposed project on the scenic Pitt River near Vancouver.

Environment Minister Barry Penner cited public opposition to the plan as well concerns raised by his own staff that the proposal did not meet needed environmental criteria.

ENN: Western Canada hydro-electric project dealt blow

These project sound green, but reading the details can be shocking, particularly regarding diversions and fishways. This is a win for the environmentalists that have been fighting this type of power development for a number of years.

Mike Thomas

Mike Thomas P.Eng. ENV SP, is the author of UrbanWorkbench.com and Director of Engineering at the City of Revelstoke in the Interior of British Columbia, Canada. If I post something here that you find helpful as you navigate the world of engineering, planning and building communities, that’s wonderful. But when push comes to shove: This is my personal blog. The views expressed on these pages are mine alone and not those of my employer.