ICBA to BCUC: Finish Site C

Major earthmoving work on the north bank stabilization component of BC Hydro’s Site C project | BC Hydro Photo

"Finish Site C."

That is the message from the Independent Contractors and Business Association to the BC Utilities Commission in a submission to the BCUC Site C review panel to take into consideration while it reviews the project.

“The Site C dam has been the subject of a robust, nearly three-year, independent review and its business case is solid—we cannot produce this kind of high-quality, reasonably-priced, clean energy anywhere,” said ICBA President Chris Gardner. “For the next century, Site C will act as the foundation for the solar, wind and other clean sources of energy that comes on stream, ensuring B.C. can meet its climate goals and power its economy with renewable energy.”

The group has made several points in response to the BCUC’s terms of reference for the review. These include that Site C is on time and on budget; ratepayers cannot be expected to spend billions of dollars and get nothing in return; Site C being the best value and backbone for renewable energy in B.C.; energy demand is on the rise; and Site C is one of the most sustainable energy projects anywhere.

ICBA is the voice of B.C.’s construction industry, and has been fighting to keep Site C workers on the job. The group organized a “pink slip” campaign in Fort St. John in support of the Site C workers at the end of June.

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