Resource Options Update

For the 2008 LTAP, a targeted update to the 2005 Resource Options Report (filed as Appendix F in the 2006 IEP) has been undertaken for certain resource options where the data has changed significantly. The scope of the Resource Options Update work generally focused on updating cost, technology and potential. Options targeted for updating included those that were commercially proven and affected by the provincial government's 2007 BC Energy Plan [PDF, 1.8 MB] policies, the latest BCUC Decision on the 2006 IEP/LTAP [PDF, 1.13 MB], or increases in capital and construction costs.

A three-stage engagement approach has been used to update the resource option information.

  • Stage 1 – Determine Scope: Initial sessions were held to determine the scope.
  • Stage 2 – Update Resources: One-on-one discussions and meetings were held for specific resource streams.
  • Stage 3 – Report Results: Final session was held to present the results.

Please see the table below for specific session dates and for materials, such as presentations, session notes or reports.

Stage 1 – Determine Scope
Scope

Session

July 19, 2007

Agenda
[PDF, 27 KB]

Presentation
[PDF, 119 KB]

Session Notes
[PDF, 99 KB]

Session

July 30, 2007

Presentation 
[PDF, 124 KB]

Session Notes
[PDF, 38 KB]

Stage 2 – Update Resources
Small Hydro

Session

September 12, 2007

Presentation
[PDF, 558 KB]

Session Notes
[PDF, 42 KB]

Session November 19, 2007

Presentation A
[PDF, 105 KB]

Presentation B
[PDF, 3.6 MB]

Session Notes
[PDF, 40 KB]

Report

November 2007

Run-of-River Hydroelectric Resource Assessment for British Columbia (Kerr Wood Leidal)

Report
[PDF, 17.2 MB]

Map
[PDF, 4.5 MB]

Biomass

Session

September 19, 2007

Presentation
[PDF, 60 KB]

Session Notes
[PDF, 33 KB]

Wind Meeting

December 4, 2007

Wind Integration Project - Status Update Meeting

Presentation
[PDF, 85 KB]
Report

February 22, 2008

Assessment of the Energy Potential and Estimated Costs of Wind Energy in British Columbia (Garrad Hassan)

Report
[PDF, 1.6 MB]
Coal-Fired Generation

Report

March 5, 2008

Technology Summary: Clean Coal Power Generation by C0 2 Sequestration (Powertech Labs Inc.)

Report
[PDF, 108 KB]

Natural Gas-Fired Generation

Report

February 28, 2008

BC Hydro 2008 Resource Options Update Gas-Fired Combustion Turbine Power Plant Costs and Performance Updates (AMEC)

Report
[PDF, 147 KB]
Large Hydro

Memo

November 8, 2007

Jordan River Pumped Storage

Memo
[PDF, 184 KB]

Session

November 28, 2007

Presentation
[PDF, 59 KB]

Session Notes
[PDF, 36 KB]

Site C website Materials related to the Peace River Site C Hydro Project can be found online. Site C
Stage 3 – Report Results
Results Session

December 4, 2007

Presentation
[PDF, 2.0 MB]

Handout
[PDF, 23 KB]

Session Notes
[PDF, 90 KB]