Friday, April 8, 2011

ENERGY: Quebec continues to block Labrador transmission to the south.

So this makes the cable to Nova Scotia even more vital. Now the hidden question that no one is asking. Will the Newfoundland Labrador and Nova Scotia energy company bypass New Brunswick's transmission lines and build a tiny cable across to Maine ... AND bring Maine into the partnership?  New Brunswick may have screwed itself to the wall by trying to sell our NB Power to Hydro Quebec. Business hates partners that can't be trusted. Did NB earn that label thanks to Shawn Graham? Perhaps.

My opinions this morning
NL: Quebec energy agency rejects N.L. appeal for access to electricity grid

Published on April 8, 2011Staff ~ The Canadian Press

[ST. JOHN'S, NL] - Newfoundland and Labrador's government says Quebec's energy regulator has upheld a decision to deny access to the province's electricity transmission system for power generated by the Lower Churchill project.

The ruling follows an appeal filed by Nalcor Energy, Newfoundland's Crown-owned utility, against an earlier decision on complaints filed by the Labrador project against Hydro-Quebec.

Shawn Skinner, Newfoundland and Labrador's minister of natural resources, says the Quebec ruling doesn't address the province's arguments for open transmission access.

Skinner says Newfoundland and Labrador strongly disagrees with the decision and the actions of Hydro Quebec to block the ability of the Atlantic province to export electricity from the proposed Lower Churchill Falls project at Muskrat Falls.

He says in a news release that Newfoundland and Labrador is reviewing its options, including a judicial review.

The minister says a Quebec legislature motion on Wednesday criticizing federal support for the Lower Churchill project shows Quebec is blocking access
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