Having just exited creditor protection, Catalyst circulated the article to local, provincial and federal officials to encourage elimination of barriers to investment and export, like BC Hydro rate hikes which increased Catalyst's hydro cost by $27 million. The response of a senior official in the B.C. energy ministry demonstrated the chasm between those in Victoria who set rate increases and the employees, communities and customers in the real world who pay for them.
Catalyst Paper is the largest industrial purchaser of electricity in B.C. We buy 20 per cent of BC Hydro's industrial load - five per cent of all the electricity BC Hydro generates.
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