"These documents were recently filed by Pimicikamak Cree Nation with the MN
Public Utilties Commission as part of its consideration of NSPs request for
proposals for a supply of an additional 1200MW of power. This contract, if
awarded to Manitoba Hydro, would likely involve further river diversions and
more destruction of the boreal environment and Cree traditional lands.
PCN's submission, a brief undertaken for it by an international team of
energy and public policy experts including leading U.S. energy experts, has
uncovered information concerning the energy-supply reliability of
Manitoba Hydro's proposed bid, as well as concerns about the adequacy of the
bid selection process. This information should be of wide interest to
elected officials, Minnesota electricity consumers, public policy analysts,
acedemics and the media.