Yes. B.C.’s electricity needs are forecast to increase by approximately 40 per cent over the next 20 years as the economy expands and the population grows by more than a million people. The electricity needs of Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG) facilities would further increase demand.
As extensive as BC Hydro’s electricity supply is, it will not be enough to meet future electricity demand. Hydroelectric projects are complex and require a long lead time. BC Hydro is building Site C now to ensure it is available to meet customer needs in the long-term.