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“Green” hydro power: understanding impacts, approvals, and sustainability of run-of river independent power projects in British Columbia

Summary Since 2002, the provincial government has required that new sources of electricity come from the private sector. The most popular type of power project now being developed is “run-of-river” hydropower. Large numbers of these projects are now being built and planned, province-wide. The rush for run-of-river power has prompted numerous questions–from anglers, kayakers, hunters, […]


Review of Long-term Monitoring Protocols for New and Upgraded Hydroelectric Projects in British Columbia and Yukon Territory; June 20-21, 2011.

Summary Small hydro development proposals represent the largest number of referrals by sector to the Habitat Management Program in Pacific Region (British Columbia and Yukon Territory). Standardized  monitoring methodologies are required for consistency and for comparing data across many projects. This is aligned with the National Habitat Management Program, whereby monitoring results are to be […]