This long awaited
solution to fly ash and other emissions from Downie Timber's burner
continues to move ahead albeit somewhat slower than Downie and the City
would like. Putting the Project together is complex with many conditions
[too numerous to mention] to be met with various agencies.
The Memorandum of
Understanding between the City and Downie has been signed off. The many
attendant agreements relative to fuel supply, energy service, property
transfer, terms of the Joint Venture, and Downie's operating services
now have to be put in place.
engineering consultant - FVB Energy - was instructed in August to
proceed with the engineering design and preparation of tender documents
for the supply of major equipment. By mid November we should be
reasonably sure of financing for the Project and be in a position to
give a full green light- GO!
The plant site is
currently undergoing environmental screening and geotechnical
assessment. Assuming that no problems are identified, preliminary site
preparation will take place this fall and actual building construction
will begin in the spring.
The City's role in
the Joint Venture will be through the newly incorporated, wholly owned
Revelstoke Community Energy Corporation.
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