Business & Finance

SITE C HYDROPOWER PROJECT

The Site C Clean Energy Project will be the third hydropower facility on the Peace River. The hydroelectric complex is expected to cost C$8.353 billion (US$6.3 billion) to develop, with a British Columbia Government Treasury reserve of C$400 million (US$302.8 million). The powerhouse will contain six 183-MW turbine-generator units. When complete, it is expected to generate about 5,100 GWh of electricity annually.

Site C Hydropower Project RenderingOwner: BC Hydro
Location: British Columbia, Canada
River System: Peace River
Capacity: 1,100 MW
Generating Units: Six – 183 MW units
Dam Type: Earthfill, 1,050 m long and 60 m high above riverbed
Construction Start Date: Summer 2015
Operational Date: 2024
Project Status: Under Construction

Map of Site C Hydropower ProjectCompanies Under Contract:
A.L. Sims and Sons – access road construction
ATCO Two Rivers Lodging Group – design, built, operate and maintain worker accommodation
Morgan Construction and Environmental – north bank site preparation contractor
Paul Paquette and Son’s Contracting – south bank clearing work contractor
Peace River Hydro Partners, consisting of ACCIONA Infrastructure Canada Inc., Petrowest Corporation and Samsung C&T Canada Ltd. – main civil works contractor
Voith Hydro Inc. – equipment supply and installation contractor (turbines, generators, associated)