Canada’s controversial Site C project will undoubtedly fall under even further scrutiny, following the release of two new reports by the B.C. Utilities Commission last week.

Prepared by international consulting firm Deloitte LLP, the studies reveal that not only would the 1,100 MW plant cost more than several other alternative forms of generation, but also that the hydropower project would ultimately cost more to build than it would to cancel outright.

The two-part report — available via the commission’s website here and here — is part of the new British Columbia government’s war on Site C. The project has been a particular target of Premier John Horgan, whose New Democratic Party took over in July.


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