Vancouver, BC - January 19, 2006 - Plutonic Power Corporation
(PCC - TSX.V), has been advised by the Environmental Assessment Office
(EAO) that the period for public comment on Plutonic Powers recently
filed Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the
East Toba River and Montrose Creek run of river non-storage green
hydroelectric projects has been amended.
The amended public review period will now commence on Wednesday, February 1 and will end at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2006.
The EAO's review mandates a period of up to 180 days during which
various government agencies, stakeholders and First Nations are provided
an opportunity to comment on the technical details of the Application.
In conjunction with the review period, Plutonic has been holding open
house and public information sessions on the Sunshine Coast. Following
the review period, EAO provides conclusions and recommendations to
Ministers for their environmental assessment certificate decision.
The Application can be viewed on the EAO website at: http://www.eao.gov.bc.ca/epic/output/html/deploy/epic_project_home_245.html
Plutonic Power has held three open houses for the public on the Sunshine
Coast as part of the public consultation process and will be scheduling
further public meetings during the review period, the times, dates and
locations of which will be published at a later date.
Comments on the Application can be made in writing and submitted to
Plutonic at the Open Houses or may be directed to Sue Bonnyman, Project
Assessment Manager, Environmental Assessment Office, PO Box 9426 Stn
Prov. Gov., Victoria, BC, V8W 9V1 or by email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Plutonic Power is an emerging energy producer in British Columbia. Its
proposed 19 projects have a design capacity of over 870 MW and the
potential to generate approximately 2900 GW.h per annum of green energy,
enough energy to meet the annual energy needs of approximately 300,000
homes. Included in the 19 projects is the creation of the Green Power
Corridor, a series of non-storage hydroelectric projects in southwestern
BC, which hold the potential to catapult British Columbia to the
forefront of green energy generation in North America. The completion of
the Green Power Corridor would be through one of the largest single
private sector green energy investments ever made in British Columbia
and would create over 2,400 person-years of employment.
Plutonic is committed to continuously work with First Nations,
stakeholder groups and local communities in the development of its run
of river projects.
On behalf of the Board of Directors
PLUTONIC POWER CORPORATION
Donald McInnes, President
For additional information please contact:
Office: 604-669-4999 ext 1034
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