Axor’s Glacier-Howser Private Power Purchse Contract Cancelled


BC Hydro and AXOR, the company behind the Glacier/Howser power
project, no longer have a power purchase agreement. Just what that means
for the controversial hydroelectric generating project is unclear, but
the Nelson-Creston MLA says it’s “great news.”

Michelle Mungall, MLA for the Nelson-Creston riding, says she heard
the news after she received a copy of an email from a source. The email,
sent by a BC Hydro employee, reads: “‘BC Hydro no longer has an
electricity purchase agreement with AXOR for the Glacier/Howser
project,’” says Mungall, reading directly from the email sent on
Tuesday, Nov. 9, 2010.  “I can only speculate what it means, but for AXOR to lose
its energy purchase agreement is a significant development in terms of
whether they’ll go forward and whether the project continues to be
viable for them.”

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About Damien Gillis

Damien Gillis is a Vancouver-based documentary filmmaker with a focus on environmental and social justice issues - especially relating to water, energy, and saving Canada's wild salmon - working with many environmental organizations in BC and around the world. He is the co-founder, along with Rafe Mair, of The Common Sense Canadian, and a board member of both the BC Environmental Network and the Haig-Brown Institute.