Plutonic Power Corporation

Plutonic Power Corporation

January 20, 2006 15:06 ET

Plutonic Power Corporation: Amendment to the Public Comment Period for the East Toba River and Montrose Creek Projects Environmental Assessment Certificate Application

VANCOUVER, BRITISH COLUMBIA--(CCNMatthews - Jan. 20, 2006) - Plutonic Power Corporation (TSX VENTURE:PCC), has been advised by the Environmental Assessment Office (EAO) that the period for public comment on Plutonic Powers recently filed Application for an Environmental Assessment Certificate for the East Toba River and Montrose Creek run of river non-storage green hydroelectric projects has been amended.

The amended public review period will now commence on Wednesday, February 1 and will end at 4:30 p.m. on Thursday, March 2, 2006.

The EAO's review mandates a period of up to 180 days during which various government agencies, stakeholders and First Nations are provided an opportunity to comment on the technical details of the Application. In conjunction with the review period, Plutonic has been holding open house and public information sessions on the Sunshine Coast. Following the review period, EAO provides conclusions and recommendations to Ministers for their environmental assessment certificate decision.

The Application can be viewed on the EAO website at:

Plutonic Power has held three open houses for the public on the Sunshine Coast as part of the public consultation process and will be scheduling further public meetings during the review period, the times, dates and locations of which will be published at a later date.

Comments on the Application can be made in writing and submitted to Plutonic at the Open Houses or may be directed to Sue Bonnyman, Project Assessment Manager, Environmental Assessment Office, PO Box 9426 Stn Prov. Gov., Victoria, BC, V8W 9V1 or by email to

Plutonic Power is an emerging energy producer in British Columbia. Its proposed 19 projects have a design capacity of over 870 MW and the potential to generate approximately 2900 GW.h per annum of green energy, enough energy to meet the annual energy needs of approximately 300,000 homes. Included in the 19 projects is the creation of the Green Power Corridor, a series of non-storage hydroelectric projects in southwestern BC, which hold the potential to catapult British Columbia to the forefront of green energy generation in North America. The completion of the Green Power Corridor would be through one of the largest single private sector green energy investments ever made in British Columbia and would create over 2,400 person-years of employment.

Plutonic is committed to continuously work with First Nations, stakeholder groups and local communities in the development of its run of river projects.

On behalf of the Board of Directors


Donald McInnes, President

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