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Canadian city “indefinitely” postpones vote on backup

April 25, 2018

 

Canada’s Summerside City Council has reportedly decided to “indefinitely” postpone a vote on whether to continue the development of a CAD23 million ($17.9m) backup generator.

 

According to Canadian broadcaster CBC News, the local council was looking to clinch a deal with Kore Energy to install 16MW of generators within the next few years, to prepare backup power for the city during emergencies.

 

However, the council has now reached a unanimous decision to let a third party to independently analyse “all viable options” ahead of a public vote on the project, CBC News reported.

 

The council is now expected to commission a study on whether the city has a renewable energy option or whether a generator is in the best interest of the local community.

 

Meanwhile, the city is still buying-in additional energy from utility New Brunswick Power.

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