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.
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.