Columbia Power Corporation (Columbia Power) works to develop regional power projects that will benefit all residents of the Columbia Basin. Columbia Power works just as hard to develop and maintain good relationships with individuals, organizations and communities across the Columbia Basin.
Since 1994, Columbia Power has worked very hard to communicate with Columbia Basin communities to ensure residents understand its mandate and to keep them up-to-date with project planning and development. Columbia Power listens and really cares what residents have to say about the power projects.
Columbia Power continues to communicate regularly with Columbia Basin residents through local and regional media to ensure that information is widely available.
Columbia Power has a history of working with interested and affected groups and individuals to ensure projects are undertaken in the most sensitive and inclusive manner possible. For example, Community Impact Management Committees were established during construction of the Arrow Lakes Generating Station and the Brilliant Expansion Project to ensure there was a forum to raise community issues related to the projects.
There is currently a Community Impact Management Committee in place for the Waneta Expansion Project construction. When Columbia Power developed trails, it sought the input and advice from many local groups to develop a trail network that reflect the values and needs of local people. With the acquisition of the Slocan Pool Lands, a committee of local residents was formed to provide input for a management plan for this land.
In addition to its commitment to communicate and involve community members, Columbia Power supports Columbia Basin residents through its community sponsorship and scholarship programs. Click here for more information.
Contact us to find out more about these programs.