Mon 8 Dec 2008
Size of Plutonic proposal raises alarms
Bute Inlet project 100 times larger than typical private venture
Larry Pynn, Vancouver Sun
Published: Saturday, December 06, 2008
Plutonic Power Corporation is scaling new heights for independent power projects — and the environmental concerns that accompany them — with a proposal to BC Hydro for a 1,027-megawatt hydro power project at the head of Bute Inlet on B.C.’s central coast.
The proposal is 100 times larger than the current average run-of-river hydro project and involves a record 17 stream diversions, 445 kilometres of transmission lines, 314 km of roads, 142 bridges, 16 power houses, and a substation.