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Peachland making new push for second BC Hydro link for Westside – Peachland News



Peachland making new push for second BC Hydro link for Westside - Peachland News

Pushing for brand new energy line

Pat Bulmer – Could 22, 2024 / 4:00 am | Story: 488652

A backup energy provide for Peachland and West Kelowna has moved up the precedence record once more after one other outage.

Peachland council on Tuesday made an inventory of which provincial cupboard ministers it most needs to foyer on the Union of B.C. Municipalities conference, Sept 16-20 in Vancouver.

On the suggestion of Coun. Terry Condon, talking to the minister who can promise a second energy line to the world was moved up the record. That might be Josie Osbourne, minister of power, mines and low carbon innovation.

Presently, West Kelowna, Peachland and Summerland are equipped by one energy line coming from Merritt. On Could 16, greater than 2,700 properties misplaced energy. A chicken was blamed.

“That is ridiculous, we get an influence outage and our companies are shut down. It’s a fairly main affect on our neighborhood,” mentioned administrator Joe Creron.

BC Hydro, nonetheless, says a brand new transmission line wouldn’t forestall energy outages like final week’s. The outage impacted a neighborhood distribution line within the area and energy continued to move elsewhere on the Westside.

Council additionally needs to push the province to assist it get the long-awaited New Monaco housing mission going. Lack of entry to provincial highways has held up the mission.

A second energy line has been talked about for years. Final 12 months, councillors have been advised a deal appeared shut that may deliver energy from the FortisBC system throughout the lake to the BC Hydro system on the Westside.

Council additionally needs to speak to Municipal Affairs Minister Anne Kang, Jobs Minister Brenda Bailey, Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Rob Fleming, Minister of Emergency Administration and Local weather Readinesss Bowinn Ma, Minister of Water, Land and Useful resource Stewardship Nathan Cullen concerning the watershed points and invasive mussels, Minister of Youngsters and Household Improvement Grace Lore about getting a child-care facility in Peachland, and Finance Minister Katrine Conroy.

*this story has been up to date to incorporate feedback from BC Hydro

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