Auditor General to review Site C

Re: Auditor General to review Site C

Postby The Green Barbarian » May 3rd, 2018, 1:50 pm

Cactusflower wrote:http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/british-columbia/bc-hydro-excess-power-payout-solar-1.4645851
See? I told you we didn't need Site C. Anyone hear how the AG's making out with that review?


"I've done many tours of my setup and I always tell people, until solar becomes really inexpensive, there isn't an incentive to overproduce… at 9.99 cents, it really isn't worth it," he said.


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Re: Auditor General to review Site C

Postby Smurf » May 3rd, 2018, 2:13 pm

These people are trying to set up IPP's identical to the run of the river projects we are trying to get rid of because they are "too expensive". Why would we want to pay these people for power we don't want? Cactusflower do you actually like expensive Hydro bills? Do you actually want to pay more for your power for no good reason. If you can remember it was explained to you numerous times during all the threads on site C that there is a glut of cheap hydro during the day when these all alternative methods of supplying are producing. Why would we want to pay anymore than it is worth? What we need is hydro for peak times, not more hydro when there is a glut and we can buy it for pennies.

Can you not understand that.

Site c is for when we actually need power and for a while at least until we need it ourselves, for sale to others who also need peak power and the market is at a high. It's called making a profit, good business and it keeps our rates amongst the lowest in the world. Are you not embarrassed that even Horgan can see that and you apparently can't?
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Re: Auditor General to review Site C

Postby Urban Cowboy » May 3rd, 2018, 6:59 pm

:up: :up:

At this point in time, I have to conclude that one simply has no interest in accepting certain truths, no matter how often they are explained, and I must say a few members went to great detail, to articulate excellent informative posts, demonstrating how the power grid works, that anyone one above the age of five should be able to process.

Meanwhile all that one took away from the article was, man installs 148 solar panels, and BC Hydro doesn't want the power.

Zero effort went toward comprehension of the big picture, just as about the same amount of effort, has gone toward grasping the various factors that can cause our power bills to go up.

If that fellow in the example, could figure out how to put his excess power into the grid during peak demand times, I think BC Hydro would be far more willing to work out a compensation arrangement.
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Re: Auditor General to review Site C

Postby Cactusflower » May 3rd, 2018, 9:11 pm

I know how much you guys hate it when I post a link like this, and I know why. They publish too darn many inconvenient truths, don't they? I don't expect you to read this, but there may be a few readers out there who will find it interesting.
https://www.desmog.ca/2018/04/18/slow-m ... ing-site-c
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Re: Auditor General to review Site C

Postby hobbyguy » May 3rd, 2018, 10:30 pm

^^ more spin from the Tides funded purveyors of propaganda.

We know you don't understand why site C is necessary and don't care about the little guy. Your alternative is this kind of mess: https://stopthesethings.com/2017/12/02/guilty-subsidised-wind-solar-drive-australias-rocketing-retail-power-prices/

And never mind that the Australian government's solution to the windy-solar mess is - wait for it - spending billions$ and billion$ on pumped hydro - yup, building dams and reservoirs....

Site C now has scrutiny from a Project Assurance Board, a new CEO, a new minister, and the auditor general. But never mind, the desmog propaganda site continues to peddle the exact same nonsense as they have for years - and a few get sucked into it because it suits their Nimby BANANA myopia.
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Re: Auditor General to review Site C

Postby Smurf » May 4th, 2018, 5:37 am

A little off topic but I heard an interesting tidbit last night on the news. Apparently all the solar power currently available in the province of BC could not supply one cruise ship when it pulls into the dock and connects to the grid and that is on good sunny days, not evenings or nights. One can only imagine how much of BC we would have to cover with grid and solar panels to serve all the summers cruise ships for daylight hours only.

Yes Cactusflower, no one is denying that there might be problems with site C, but the proof is out there everywhere that no matter what it will be no where close to the disasters caused by the current alternatives as shown by numerous examples.

By the way what is so surprising about the Auditor General doing an audit of site C. Should it not be a normal part of the job to keep track of large projects?
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Re: Auditor General to review Site C

Postby Smurf » May 4th, 2018, 5:40 am

A good example of what can happen is our current BC government. We ended up with the proven "bad" choice and we just have to look at the disaster that is unfolding from that mistake.
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