Site C

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 River in British Columbia, Canada. Health officials have confirmed that none...

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 worker arrived from Alberta on July 13, and BC Hydro says...

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 of the 1,100-MW Site C hydroelectric project in the fall of...

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 the construction of the twin tunnels to divert the Peace River. Each...

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 in the days and months ahead. The phased approach is based...

COVID-19 precaution: BC Hydro scales down construction activities on 1,100-MW Site C

BC Hydro is modifying its work activities on the 1,100-MW Site C hydroelectric project near Fort St. John in response to what it calls the “increasing escalation of the COVID-19 pandemic.” Site C is currently...

Site C construction to continue after First Nations injunction application refused

The Supreme Court of British Columbia has refused an application for an interlocutory injunction from West Moberly First Nations and Roland Wilson seeking an order to prohibit the British Columbia Hydro and Power Authority (BC Hydro) from continuing with certain work on the 1,100-MW Site C hydroelectric project.

Contractors named for Site C civil works, associated infrastructure construction

Canadian utility BC Hydro has awarded three contracts associated with the construction and supply of its 1,100-MW Site C hydroelectric plant.

BC Hydro announces rate increase as Site C controversy escalates

A 3% rate hike announced by the British Columbia Utilities Commission this week cast further doubt on the province's decision to move forward in completing its controversial Site C project.

BC Hydro requests changes to Site C environmental assessment certificate

BC Hydro has filed a request with the Environmental Assessment Office of British Columbia to amend its environmental assessment certificate for the 1,100-MW Site C project.