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CALGARY Alberta Premier Rachel Notley promise to suspend electricity talks with British Columbia over a pipeline dispute may not carry much weight, according to energy experts. announcement that it would at least temporarily restrict increases in diluted bitumen shipments, creating more uncertainty for Kinder Morgan Inc. delayed Trans Mountain expansion project.
not talking about much in the grand scheme of things, it not much of a weapon. Howe Institute said there have been informal talks for some time to use the full 1,200 megawatt capacity of the existing power lines running between the two provinces, rather than the 800 megawatts currently allowed. to potentially lose up to $500 million a year on the sale of that extra power, as Notley suggested Thursday, would mean some very high assumptions, said Shaffer.
would assume that that space were used to the fullest amount every single hour of the year,
at a very high price.
do have another opportunity in California, so I don know there going to be a true limiting of market access if that the intention. move could also mean higher rates for Alberta if they were to lose the competition, he said. They end up being kind of a consumer tax. loss of the potential energy imports is seen as fairly neutral, however, to Alberta large scale power consumers, since they hadn been expecting any, said Vittoria Bellissimo, executive director of the Industrial Power Consumers Association of Alberta.
He said Canada has to protect the environment and encourage economic development at the same time, which has guided the federal government approach on Kinder Morgan project.