Canada's largest infrastructure project
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.
Site C is being built to help meet B.C.’s long-term electricity needs. It will provide 1,100 megawatts of capacity, and produce about 5,100 gigawatt hours of electricity each year — enough energy to power the equivalent of about 450,000 homes per year.
The Site C project received environmental approvals from the federal and provincial governments in October 2014. In December 2014, the project received approval from the provincial government to proceed to construction.
Main civil works is the largest single contract for construction on the Site C project. It includes:
Construction of the project started in summer 2015 and will be completed in 2024.
Once built, Site C will be a source of clean, reliable and affordable electricity in B.C. for more than 100 years.