According to Miss Yvonne Jones' presentation to the PUB, Jerome Kennedy stated, he sees new industrial demands in Labrador requiring 800-900MW of additional power. Yvonne stated herself that, "The major customers for electricity in Labrador are new and expanding mining projects. IOC, for example, is proposing to double their output
through their Genesis expansion. This is estimated to require a minimum additional 200MW of energy."
Show us the common sense to all this! It's gonna cost billions to send Muskrat Falls Power out of Labrador while Labrador needs it locally, right now or in the very near future. The way mining is going in Labrador we know for a fact that the BigLand will need aprox. 1000mw long before 2041. Do it right, develop Muskrat Falls power mainly for Labrador & send the excess to Newfoundland for their use; not ship it of to Nova Scotia and beyond.
Nalcor CEO Ed Martin on Vocm Feb.29,2012: " if all goes right, with continued oil and gas development, Muskrat Falls, the Labrador-Island link, Gull Island and the Upper Churchill contract expiring, our children and grandchildren could be living in the one of the richest jurisdictions in Canada, possibly even the world."
Does Kennedy think we are stun in the BigLand or what? At least many of us in Labrador knows full will that he is actually refering to the island when he says, "our children & grandchildren could be living in one of the richest jurisdictions in Canada, possibly even the world"
We know it ain't going to be the children or grandchildren of Labrador in the future who will benefit from this proposed Muskrat Falls deal. How can they, really, when all this hydro power is slated to go to the island, Nova Scotia & beyond?