49 Megawatts has been acclaimed for its amazing kayaking footage and for exposing the controversy over these energy projects. It looks at the future of BC’s rivers after the issuing of hundreds of private water licenses for power production. Bryan Smith uncovers the back room politics behind the approval of the Ashlu Creek Hydro Project. He reveals how the government of BC is fast tracking hydro projects under the name of “green power” without trying to curb power demands or assessing the environmental impacts of “run of river” hydro projects. Local consultation with community and government is not part of the plan.