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.

Owner: 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

Companies 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)

Site C News

BC Hydro notified of three positive COVID-19 cases related to 1,100-MW Site C project

BC Hydro has been notified of three positive COVID-19 cases related to people working on the 1,100-MW Site C hydroelectric project, under construction on the Peace...

Worker at 1,100-MW Site C hydro project tests positive for COVID-19

BC Hydro confirms that a worker at its 1,100-MW Site C hydro project work camp in Fort St. John, British Columbia, tested positive for COVID-19. The...

BC Hydro may spill water to prep for 1,100-MW Site C hydroelectric project construction

BC Hydro announced last week it may begin a controlled spill at its W.A.C. Bennett and Peace Canyon dams, ahead of river diversion for the construction...

ACCIONA completes tunnel construction for 1,100-MW Site C hydroelectric in BC

ACCIONA, the leading partner of Peace River Hydro Partners (PRHP), announced it has completed an important technical milestone on the 1,100-MW Site-C hydroelectric project, having finalized...

BC Hydro plans to gradually increase construction work at 1,100-MW Site C

BC Hydro announced late last week that it will begin increasing construction activities at the 1,100-MW Site C dam site in a phased approach...