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BC approves 14 private Run-of-River projects

Reuters reports that, “British Columbia has given the green light to 19 private-sector clean energy projects… 14 of the 19 proposals are run-of-river hydroelectric projects, in which river water is diverted through turbines to produce power… the remainder are wind power projects.”

“Another 28 projects remain under consideration, said BC Hydro, which will announce additional awards in late March.”

Plutonic Power Corp’s Upper Toba Valley run-of-river project was approved, Innergex Renewable Energy Ltd had three run-of-river projects chosen, and the Brookfield Renewable Power/Kwagis Power Kokish River hydroelectric project was also approved.

To read Council of Canadians analysis against these projects, please go to http://canadians.org/publications/CP/2008/autumn/CP_autumn_08_12.html.

The full Reuters report is at http://www.financialpost.com/news-sectors/energy/green-energy/story.html?id=2676912.