First Vancouver Winter Olympic Gold Medal Goes to Whistler for Hydro-Electric Plant

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on September 20, 2009 6:53 pm

Best to plan ahead the amount of syllables.  You’ll need 13 to say Fitzsimmons Creek Renewable Energy Project.  The result will be 33 gigawatt hours of electricity per year that will power the entire Whistler/Blackcomb ski resort.  All 38 lifts, 17 restaurants, 270 snowguns, and all the other stuff including the hand dryers in bathrooms.

The Fitzsimmons Creek is “not a major fish-bearing stream.”  Your turns at Whistler can be done with free conscience.  “The Fitzsimmons Project represents a very meaningful step for us in doing what we can to address climate change inside our own operating footprint,” says Arthur DeJong, Mountain Planning and Environmental Resource Manager, Whistler Blackcomb. “I look forward to the day this winter when we begin to generate power out of the Fitzsimmons Project. It has been a long and challenging road, and we’ve made great gains, but this project is still only one of many steps that we need to make to become truly sustainable.”


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