December 19, 2014

Site C gets the green light
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December 19, 2014
This week marked a significant moment for BC Hydro and British Columbia, as the Site C Clean Energy Project received approval from the Province to proceed to construction. It's been the result of years of study, extensive consultation, and detailed energy planning about how to meet the growing demand for power. Read the announcement, watch a video about how Site C will be constructed, and take a look at our Peace region infographic to learn more about this historic development for B.C.'s energy future.
Site C to provide 100 years of affordable, clean power

Site C to provide 100 years of affordable, clean power

The Site C Clean Energy Project will provide 1,100 megawatts of capacity, produce about 5,100 gigawatt hours of electricity each year, and provide affordable power for British Columbians for 100 years. Construction will begin summer 2015; watch an animated video on how it will work.

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Generation in the Peace region: infographic

Generation in the Peace region: infographic

What does electric generation in the Peace region look like today, and how will it look when Site C is finished? Take a look at our new infographic. Learn more
Generation in the Peace region: infographic

Vancouver Sun: Site C welcome boost for construction industry

Nine-year construction project will deliver thousands of jobs for B.C.'s construction industry, and $3.2 billion in economic benefits. Read the editorial in the Vancouver Sun.
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This Week at BC Hydro returns January 9

This will be the last edition of This Week at BC Hydro for 2014. Wishing you a wonderful holiday season, and watch for the next edition on January 9, 2015.
Photo of the Week

Photo of the Week

Site C will become the third facility on the Peace River in northern B.C. using water stored in Williston Reservoir behind WAC Bennett Dam and already used to generate electricity at G.M. Shrum Generating Station, seen here. GM Shrum is one of our biggest facilities, and provides about 23 per cent of the electricity that we generate each year. Site C will generate approximately 35 per cent of the energy, but with only 5 per cent of the reservoir area.
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