About Site C

Site C will be a third dam and generating station on the Peace River in northeast B.C. The project will provide 1,100 megawatts of capacity and about 5,100 gigawatt hours of energy each year to the province’s integrated electricity system.

Project Need

While the demand for electricity fluctuates year-to-year, we forecast that B.C.'s electricity needs will grow by almost 40 per cent over the next 20 years, driven by a projected population increase of more than one million residents and economic expansion. An emerging Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) sector and growth in the use of electric vehicles would further increase demand in the future.

As extensive as our electricity supply is, and even with our ambitious conservation programs, it will not be enough to meet B.C.'s long-term electricity needs. That's why we're reinvesting in its existing assets and building the Site C Clean Energy Project.