Brilliant Dam Expansion Project - Castlegar, British Columbia
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N 49° 19.456 W 117° 37.345
11U E 454771 N 5463690
Quick Description: Brilliant Dam Expansion Project You Are Here sign is at the pull out overlooking the dam. Located about 300 metres pass the Brilliant Bridge on Hwy. 6. You will have to approach from the South as there is only one direction to enter the pullout.
Location: British Columbia, Canada
Date Posted: 7/28/2013 6:57:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMHNPP
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Tuena
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Long Description:
Along with the You Are Here Sign there are informational signs explaining the project.

The text is provided:

The Brilliant Expansion Project was constructed between 2003 and 2007 by Columbia Power Corporation and Columbia Basin Trust.

Generates new power without additional water storage
Doubles the generation capacity at the Brilliant site
Creates hundreds of person years of employment
Injects over $50 million into the local economy
Provides money for regional development

The nearly complete powerhouse shows little indication of the massive excavation and generation machinery below. Power production began in 2007. Profits and expenses are shared equally by the partners.

The Environmental Benefits: Contributions To Environmental Programs

Research on species and habitats at risk
Community outreach
Educational initiatives
Sturgeon recovery
Fisheries fertilization Trout habitat enhancement
Riparian restoration

Columbia Basin Trust was created in 1995 to support efforts by the people of the Columbia Basin to create a legacy of social, economic and environmental well-being, and to achieve greater self-sufficiency for present and future generations. CBT partners with CPC in new power development initiatives and reinvests profits in the Columbia Basin.

Green Power Slows Climate Change

Our clean renewable hydro generation offsets demand for power from other sources. For example, producing an equal amount of power by burning fossil fuels would create an estimated half million tonnes of climate-altering greenhouse gases every year.

Columbia Power Corporation is a Crown Corporation created to undertake new power development protects as a joint venture partner with Columbia Basin Trust. CPC supplies half of the capital, receives half of the profits, and manages these projects in a sustainable manner.

To learn more about the Brilliant Dam Expansion Project: (visit link)
Location Name: Brilliant Dam - Castlegar

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