13 Mar Invitation, Grohman Narrows Public Meeting – March 26
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Invitation, Grohman Narrows Public Meeting – March 26
On March 26, BC Hydro will hold a public meeting in Nelson to report on the findings to date for the Identification Phase of the Grohman Narrows Channel Improvement Project. The event will also discuss plans for the remaining Identification Phase work and potential plans for Definition Phase work.
Date: March 26
Time: 6:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
Location: Prestige Lakeside Resort and Convention Centre, 701, Lakeside Drive, Nelson, B.C.
BC Hydro experts will be available to speak to what is known at this point about the costs and benefits of dredging Grohman Narrows and will provide an overview of any technical and non-technical issues that have been discovered so far during the Identification Phase.
Stakeholders attending the public meeting will have the opportunity to participate in a Question & Answer session with BC Hydro experts and are invited to provide feedback on the findings.
BC Hydro is exploring potential improvements to Grohman Narrows in response to local government and community concerns.
The overall results of the work completed so far during the Identification Phase of the Grohman Narrows Project indicate that, if the project proved viable, there would be a small net energy benefit to BC Hydro with considerable uncertainty around project impacts and costs. These results are now being discussed with First Nations, regulators, elected officials, and stakeholders as part of the completion of the Identification Phase.
Once the Identification Phase is complete, BC Hydro will assess the practicality of moving to the Definition Phase of project work. This phase would be subject to regular re-evaluation of the project impacts, benefits and costs to ensure the project will be carried out in a way that meets the needs of First Nations, stakeholders and BC Hydro. The Definition Phase could take up to two years.
If viable, improvements at Grohman Narrows would provide greater flood control, improve the operating flexibility for the Kootenay Lake system and provide power benefits to downstream generating stations in Canada (and potentially in the U.S.).
Questions and Comments
Questions and comments about the Grohman Narrows Public Meeting on March 26 can be directed to Sabrina Locicero firstname.lastname@example.org or 250-365-4656.