Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, April 11 2013
A BC Hydro policy that slaps extra costs onto major new industrial customers could prompt natural gas producers to “abandon their plans” to support an international LNG export industry, according to documents obtained by The Vancouver Sun.
Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, March 29, 2013
Provincial government pulls two projects from utility commission scrutiny
An energy watchdog group is alarmed by a government decision this week to exempt two major BC Hydro transmission projects from review by the B.C. Utilities Commission.
By ELISABETH ROSENTHAL, New York Times, February 18, 2012
AS plans for the Keystone XL pipeline faltered over the last six months, its route through a pristine aquifer in Nebraska proved to be its fatal political flaw. Environmental groups had raised numerous other serious objections: Building the pipeline would lead to a rise in climate changing gases; its environmental review was tainted by conflicts of interest; extracting oil from Canadian oil sands was destroying precious ecosystems and boreal forest.
By Gordon Hamilton, Vancouver Sun, September 2, 2011
BC Hydro has awarded the construction contract for its 344-kilometre Northern Transmission Line [sic - it's actually Northwest Transmission Line]to two U.S.-owned companies, the Crown corporation announced Thursday.
By Dina O'Meara, Calgary Herald, August 16, 2011
Expanded line estimated to cost $300 million
CALGARY — Enbridge Inc. has entered into the electricity transmission business, announcing Tuesday the $70-million acquisition of Toronto-based Tonbridge Power Inc.’s stalled Montana-Alberta Tie Line project.
Edward Welsch, Wall Street Journal, 16 August 2011
Enbridge Inc. (ENB) is entering the electricity transmission business for the first time with its planned acquisition of Tonbridge Power Inc. (TBZ.V) and a C$300 million powerline project between Montana and Alberta.
Derrick Penner, Vancouver Sun, February 23, 2011
The provincial government has granted BC Hydro an environmental permit for its $400-million Northwest Transmission Line project, Environment Minister Murray Coell said Wednesday.
By Christopher Pollon, TheTyee.ca, 18 Feb 2011
Critics say plan to tie state to BC's power grid will enable shipping Canadian resources from US port.
News Release, Nlaka'pamux Nation Tribal Council & Okanagan Nation Alliance, February 4, 2011
British Columbia Utilities Commission Rules that First Nations Not Consulted
BCUC find consultation was not adequate with certain First Nations with respect to the Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Project
BC Utilities Commission
in the matter of
British Columbia Transmission Corporation
Reconsideration of the Interior to Lower Mainland Transmission Project
February 3, 2011
By Jesse Ferrera, Pique, Whistler, January 19, 2011
Bands to get approximately $210 million, each gets $1 million signing bonus
Jesse Ferreras, Pique NewsMagazine, December 17, 2010
St'at'imc communities to vote on proposal in March
BC Hydro is finalizing a $210 million settlement with First Nations who saw power lines traverse their territory for decades without compensation.
BY CARRIE TAIT, Financial Post, May 5, 2010
CALGARY -- Pipeline giant Enbridge Inc. is looking at North America’s electrical power transmission business as a way to grow after its traditional oil-pipe division peaks.
Northeast transmission line would create 'energy corridor' that could boost our clean power exports, Liberals say
VAUGHN PALMER, Vancouver Sun, February 16, 2010
Following the push to build a new transmission line into northwestern B.C., the provincial Liberals want to extend the power grid to the northeast as well, as part of what they are calling a "northern energy corridor."
Terrace Standard, February 4, 2010
THE B.C TRANSMISSION Corporation has spent just over $6.5 million to prepare the plan to build a power line north of here for an environmental review.
By Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, January 13, 2010
Connection would give company access to North American grid
Proponents of a major independent power project in northwest British Columbia have quit BC Hydro’s bidding process in favour of cutting a power sales deal directly with the provincial government, documents show. (Photograph by: Handout, Vancouver Sun)
British Columbia's plan for a $400-million high voltage power line into the northwest has Alaskans buzzing about the project's potential to spark green power development in their state.
By Scott Simpson, Vancouver Sun, January 11, 2010
Consultations among BC Hydro, British Columbia Transmission Corp. and first nations along a key 255-kilometre power line route are an outright failure and need to start all over again, the B.C. Utilities Commission heard Monday.