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Statement from BC Hydro on Site C annual and quarterly report filing with the BC Utilities Commission

Today, BC Hydro filed its combined 2019 Site C annual report and quarterly progress report no. 18 [PDF, 6.8 MB], along with quarterly progress report no. 19 [PDF, 2.1 MB], with the BC Utilities Commission. The reports identify that pandemic related delays have presented further cost pressures on the budget.

While the project remains on schedule to achieve river diversion in 2020, there is uncertainty with the project's schedule due to the COVID-19 pandemic. This is due primarily to our ability to re start and accelerate work that was halted due to the pandemic.

BC Hydro has begun the process to re-baseline the Site C project to determine the true impact the pandemic has had on both the project's schedule and budget.

BC Hydro will be working with a special advisor appointed by the Province, the Project Assurance Board and Ministry of Energy, Mines & Petroleum Resources to deliver a plan that ensures the project is completed in the most efficient manner possible.

BC Hydro is committed to completing the Site C project in the most prudent and efficient way possible.

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