FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Vancouver – The Mining Suppliers Association of British Columbia (MSABC) is very pleased that BC Hydro has received an environmental assessment certificate for the proposed Northwest Transmission Line Project.
Many large-scale operating mines in B.C. exhibit low grade deposits and require access to line power in order to be viable. They cannot run economically on diesel generated power due to the cost and volumes of fuel required to be purchased, transported and stored.
“There are at least six mining projects with completed bankable feasibility studies that stand to benefit from access to this transmission line,” said Terry Mulligan, President & CEO of MSABC. “If these projects proceed they will create thousands of jobs for the companies that supply mining operations in B.C.” [...]