John Horgan brings energy experts to cabinet to discuss Site C


Premier John Horgan has invited six energy experts to brief his cabinet Thursday afternoon ahead of their decision on the fate of the controversial Site C dam.

 The experts include David Austin of the Clean Energy Association of B.C., David Craig of Consolidated Management Consultants, Colleen Giroux-Schmidt of Innergex Renewable Energy, Mark Jaccard of Simon Fraser University, energy economist Robert McCullough and Karen Tam Wu of the Pembina Institute.

 The cabinet has met every day this week on site c.

 Meanwhile, finance ministry officials are also expected to brief cabinet on the financial implications of their decision.

 If completed, Site C will be able to produce 5,100 gigawatts of energy per year and have a lifetime capacity of 1,100 megawatts.

 The panel's appearance comes after the B.C. Utility's Commission investigation of the dam.

 Their document stated the 8.3 billion dollar project won't be completed until 2024.

A decision on the dam is expected by the end of the year.