Statement from Chris O'Riley, President and Chief Operating Officer, BC Hydro

BC Hydro supports government's decision to proceed with the Site C project, and we are committed to completing the project in the most prudent and efficient way possible.

We acknowledge Site C is a large and complex project that has faced many challenges, impacting the budget and the schedule.

As we move forward, we have a responsibility to the province to deliver this project on time and within the revised budget, and we are confident we will be able to do so. We have identified a number of areas where improvements must be made, including adding independent oversight of project performance, ensuring the appropriate resources are in place to manage new and existing contractors, and enhancing openness and transparency through increased project communications.

We recognize the importance of continued engagement as the project goes forward and are committed to continuing to work closely with the people living and working in the Peace Region, including Indigenous groups, property owners, local governments and our other important stakeholders.

Delivering affordable, clean electricity to our customers remains our priority. With government's support, we can deliver this project on time and within the revised budget, and meet the growing demand for power.


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