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HYDRO-ELECTRIC SCHEME

PETITION NOW READY. The petition to be presented to the Government praying that Nelson bo constituted a Power Board district is now ready for circulation in Nelson City. Alotueka borough, the Waimea county, and Richmond boroug>. The Mayor, in mentioning this fact at the meeting of the Council last night, stated that probably .next week a public nicotine: would Ixi called in Nelson, at which full information would he given regarding the scheme. The Mayor went on to say that he had been very keen on a local power scheme, but he must say his opinion had received _ a verv severe shock when on visiting Tarakohe recently he learned that it took nearly ,20 tons of coal daily to generate. 850 h.p. —a cost <>f nearly ESIX) a week. Ur. Burrell doubted- if the figures quoted by the Alayor were correct. Cr. Harley said he had been the only Councillor favouring a, local power scheme, and without wishing to tbxow cold water on the larger scheme, the cost of electricity delivered. depended entirely upon the cost of plant and production ; and it would. Tie ridiculous [or the public to imagine that hydroelectricity was going to he the cheap■esf, wherever it v.vp delivered. A local scheme would act as a stand-by - plant, am! would in no way act to the detriment. of the larger ..scheme. Cr. ’Stringer also doubted the accuracy of the figures quqjfced hy the, Mayer. Cr. Alarris urged unanimity in any scheme to be adopted. In regard to the public .meeting, it was resolved to invite Air. Bivks, chief electric engineer, to be present. Or. SnrrelU offered the Theatre Royal ‘or the meeting.

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HYDRO-ELECTRIC SCHEME, Nelson Evening Mail, Volume LIV, Issue LIV, 7 August 1920

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HYDRO-ELECTRIC SCHEME Nelson Evening Mail, Volume LIV, Issue LIV, 7 August 1920

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