Why, it's Jonny Wakefield, working 1,300 km from Victoria:
"BC Hydro's electricity demand projections were off by more than half a dam last year, according to the Crown corporation's annual report.
Steep declines in electricity demand from mills, mines and oil and gas producers, as well as a warm winter, contributed to a 3,351 gigawatt-hours (Gwh) shortfall in demand forecasts. For comparison, the Site C dam under construction on the Peace River near Fort St. John would generate 5,100 Gwh a year..."
I mean, Mr. Wakefied's got quotes from pols, including the Old Turdstormer, and everything!
..."The (Opposition NDP) member (Dix) mentions the demand forecast for one year as if it should be bang on, spot on accurate," he said. "From time to time, the demand forecast is going to change on a year-by-year basis."
He said that long term, B.C. will need more power.
"We know that our economy is going to continue to grow," he said. "We know that our population is going to continue to grow, because it is. We know that B.C. is going to continue to attract new jobs, leading the country, and that's what's going to drive new demand."...
Of course, as Norm Farrell has pointed out repeatedly, Mr. Bennett is flat out wrong.
Meanwhile, in other non Ledge Gallery worthy news, Norm also has a post about the real story of the true cost of IPP-generated power up.
And, as you might expect, that cost is way more than a bunch of teachers, classrooms, and bus passes for the disabled every single year for, essentially, ever, for no good reason at all.
There is a Club?...You bet there is...Our dear, departed friend Ian Reid explained how it works awhile ago.