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Why does BC Hydro want to build Site C?

New resources are required to meet growing electricity demand in British Columbia. BC Hydro forecasts that the province’s electricity needs will grow by approximately 40 per cent over the next 20 years.

Site C provides the best combination of financial, technical, environmental, and economic development attributes, compared to other electricity-generation options.

The Site C project provides key benefits, including energy, dependable capacity and flexibility, regional economic development, job creation and increased government revenues, as well as benefits for communities and Aboriginal groups.

What is Site C?

Site C will be a third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in northeast B.C. The project will provide enough electricity to power the equivalent of about 450,000 homes per year in B.C. Site C will be a source of clean, reliable and cost-effective electricity for more than 100 years.