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Minister's Response re: Bute Inlet IPP

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December 12, 2019
Ref.: 107890
Jim Abram
Regional District of Strathcona
Dear Mr. Abram:
I am writing to thank you for meeting with me at the Union of British Columbia Municipalities
Convention, which was held from September 23 to 27, 2019 in Vancouver.
During the meeting, we discussed the concerns of your constituents regarding a proposed
Independent Power Producer (IPP) project on Crown Land in Electoral Area C. BC Hydro
currently has a surplus of clean or renewable electricity. BC Hydro’s energy procurement
initiatives were examined as part of the first phase of the Comprehensive Review of BC Hydro.
As a result of this review, BC Hydro indefinitely suspended its Standing Offer Program to reduce
pressure on electricity rates. BC Hydro is not purchasing electricity from new projects, and
is not expected to need additional electricity supply for at least the next decade. Without a
purchaser, IPP development is not viable.
Land Act authorizations are required for the use and occupancy of Crown land, with the Province
responsible for assessing the impact of clean energy projects on Crown lands. I will bring your
concerns to the attention of my colleague, Honourable Doug Donaldson, Minister of Forests,
Lands, Natural Resource Operations and Rural Development, as his Ministry is responsible for
the Land Act.

Thank you for raising this important issue with me.
Michelle Mungall


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