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Office of the Information and Privacy Commissioner


I believe it will be far easier to follow my complaint with these blog entries with 

This is regarding my FOI (freedom of information) request for records regarding the
engineering drawings for the Nelson Community Solar Garden

Its my contention this fails the engineering as provided for the project.
This disrespects the public by Nelson hydro management who accept this work and the profession of engineering whose members deliver this work.

The Engineering Firm MacLeod Nine Consultants Ltd. of Nelson BC provided the
city the drawings as Project No. 15-065 to Nelson Hydro.

Dated 160310 Issued for Pricing  Rev B
           160407 Issued for Review  "     A

The Installation is not installed as shown on these drawings resulting in shading of solar panels
and movement of ground mounted concrete ballasting due to earth movements possibly
a result of not using the mentioned 1200 lb vibratory roller stated in the engineers drawings.


The title "we did our homework" comes from an email to me from the RDCK director Ramona Faust.
 I was aware she was pursuing solar power grants and asked her to contact me so I could go over the bids.
Next thing I knew Balfour had solar systems on the Community Hall, Seniors Centre and Golf clubhouse.  My email to her registered my disappointment, her reply "we did our homework".

The Community Hall plus the Seniors Centre solar systems have made 7MWh since installed in July, not enough for ONE house.  BC Hydro stat....the avg home uses 11mWh/yr  greenwashers wasting our public money.  From Oct through Feb they made 2.8MWh - 4 months =25% of one avg homes annual use

You hurt us all Ramona, you got involved with thePembina Institute. Society has lost the grant money to far greater priorities than your misguided misinformed greenwashing solar bull$hit.  They are dangerous people, zealots.  And Dandelion Renewables is riding their wave to the bank sellin…