B.C. Hydro seeks public opinion

B.C. Hydro is asking Fort St. John residents and stakeholders to help shape the provinces clean energy future.

The power authority will be holding and open house at the Quality Inn Northern Grand this Thursday from 6 until 9 p.m. It is encouraging the public so express their opinions and concerns regarding the future of electricity within the province.
Hydro officials say the opinions the company gathers will be reviewed as it develops its Integrated Resource Plan (IRP). The IRP is a 20-year plan which they say will examine how to satisfy the province’s growing demand for electricity.
The open house will include discussions regarding additional electricity conservation and efficiency issues, new clean energy options and methods to deliver new electricity loads to high-user areas.
Cam Matheson, executive director of Integrated Resource Planning for B.C. Hydro, says “a powerful, long term vision is essential to our province’s future and we want our customers to have direct input as we plan to meet the needs for future generations.”
Anyone who is interested in attending but cannot attend the meeting can submit feedback online at B.C. Hydro’s website or by emailing [email protected]

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