Site C

Abundant, clean electricity has been a cornerstone of British Columbia’s economy and quality of life for generations. That’s why BC Hydro is building the Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C), a third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in northeast B.C. Site C will be a source of clean, renewable and cost-effective electricity in B.C. for more than 100 years.

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Site C Employment Statistics

The latest employment statistics show that there were 2,522 total workers on the Site C project in May 2017. Of the total workers, 2,027 were from British Columbia, or 80%.

Highway 29 Realignment

As part of Site C construction, about 8.5 kilometres of the Cache Creek/Bear Flat segment of Highway 29 will require realignment, including the construction of a new bridge. For the realignment, BC Hydro selected a shoreline route over an inland route for several reasons, including: improved safety, less impact on agricultural land, a smaller area of private land affected, better geotechnical conditions and lower costs.

Latest Information

Update: Majority of wood debris cleared from main stem of Peace River at the Site C dam site, continued caution is advised In late May, BC Hydro advised boaters to avoid the Peace River at the Site C dam site due to wood debris under the temporary Peace River Constructi...
Public advisory: Boaters advised to use caution when passing through Site C dam site Work to clear the logs under the bridge will continue for the next several weeks. During this time, boaters are advised to avoid the Peace River at the dam site for safety reasons...
Public advisory: Wood debris under temporary Peace River Construction Bridge High water levels on the Peace River have caused a partial blockage under the temporary construction bridge and we are advising boaters to avoid boating on the Peace River at the dam site....