VICTORIA — British Columbia's energy minister says he has received a report on the status of the Site C dam project and will soon present its findings to cabinet. All personal information collected is done in accordance with BC Hydro’s mandate under the Hydro and Power Authority Act, the BC Hydro Tariff, the Utilities Commission Act and related Regulations and Directions. Embedded video for B-roll: Site C river diversion visuals, Embedded video for Learn about Site C river diversion. Shrum Generating station at … Construction begins on the new section of Highway 29 at Farrell Creek at the Site C Clean Energy Project in British Columbia, in November, 2020. The partnership consists of global and local leaders in complex infrastructure construction: Aecon, Flatiron, Dragados, and EBC. VICTORIA — British Columbia’s energy minister says he has received a report on the status of the Site C dam project and will soon present its findings to cabinet. The land in question happens to be some of the best agricultural lands in northern BC, with the only class one soil north of Quesnel. A massive piece of dam equipment that's heavier than a space shuttle is being transported from Brazil through northern B.C., bound for the controversial Site C dam … Site C and its massive reservoir are in Y2Y’s Peace River Break (PRB) priority area, at the narrowest point in the entire Yellowstone-to-Yukon region. Vaughn Palmer: First Nation says Site C safety problems adds urgency to its anti-dam court battle Opinion: Information revealed to First Nation during court battle suggests B.C. All Rights Reserved. Considered one of the largest dams in the world (in 1999), the Bennett is capable of generating 2,730 megawatts at peak capacity and an average of 1,310 gigawatt hours. All over the world countries are tearing out old mega-dams because they are expensive and destructive. The latest employment statistics show that there were 5,181 total workers on the Site C project in October 2020. The cost of the Site C dam has ballooned over the $12-billion mark just as renewable-energy prices are crashing through the floor. There were 1,144 workers on site from the Peace River Regional District – that's 26% of the construction and non-construction contractor’s workforce. The latest employment statistics show that there were 4,941 total workers on the Site C project in November 2020. The generators will be on line in 2024 and the project will be completed in 2025. Of the total workers, 3,551 were from British Columbia, or 72%. This personal information will be used only for the purpose of sending you news and information about the project and/or construction activities. By Cloe Logan, Local Journalism Initiative Reporter National Observer. Photo By BC Hydro BC Hydro has reported 39 cases of COVID-19 related to Site C since March 1, 2020, including two new cases Jan. 19. Construction of the project started in summer 2015. Frank Look at the Geological Disaster That is Site C BC Hydro has finally released its late reports, showing Energy B.C. The Site C dam has been touted as an energy miracle, Mike Smyth writes, but the costs are spiralling quickly out of control — and now its fate hangs in the balance. If you have any questions regarding the Site C Clean Energy Project, and/or how your personal information will be handled, please contact the Site C Clean Energy Project at 1 877 217 0777. DESPITE WHAT I SAID EARLIER, Site C is a mistake. Site C construction continues at an estimated cost of $3 million a day amid growing concerns about the stability of the dam and secrecy from BC Hydro and the B.C. read. Today’s illustrations for Site C depict a large earth-filled dam wall cutting straight across the valley from the north bank (construction of the wall has not begun). Of the total workers, 3,551 were from British Columbia, or 72%. Completing Site C dam will only make economic sense if serious efforts are made to decarbonize the Western Canadian economy and if B.C. The massive dam is being built in the Peace River region of northeastern British Columbia. — A First Nations leader is calling on the British Columbia government to release several reports on the Site C dam, claiming details of escalating costs... Site C … The other two dams are the WAC Bennett Dam and the Peace Canyon Dam. Site C taking shape Alaska Highway News - Nov 29, 2019 / 1:15 pm | Story: 271618 BC Hydro has released a new video of construction progress at Site C on the Peace River outside Fort St. John. Y2Y continues to support partner organizations to stop the $8.75-billion Site C dam on British Columbia’s Peace River. Energy minister calls independent Site C dam report ‘helpful,’ will consult cabinet Jan 7, 2021 12:41 PM VICTORIA — British Columbia’s energy minister says he has received a report on the status of the Site C dam project and will soon present its findings to cabinet. government, which is withholding a recent status report on the over-budget project from the public and Alberta agree to … AFDE Partnership is a group of four construction companies building the Generating Station and Spillways (GSS) Civil Works portions of the Site C dam. Voith Hydro was awarded a $470-million contract in April 2017 to design, supply, and install six turbines, six generators, and associated equipment for the Site C powerhouse. energy minister calls independent Site C dam report 'helpful,' will consult cabinet Bruce Ralston says the report by former deputy finance minister Peter Milburn is … National Farmers Union calls on agriculture minister to stop Site C dam. There were 974 workers on site from the Peace River Regional District – that's 23% of the construction and non-construction contractor’s workforce. If you have any questions regarding the Site C Clean Energy Project, and/or how your personal information will be handled, please contact the Site C Clean Energy Project at 1 877 217 0777. Hydroelectricity has made B.C. Our top priority is the health and safety of our employees, contractors and members of the public. Once built, Site C will be a source of clean, reliable and affordable electricity in B.C. This decision followed a rigorous and independent environmental assessment by the federal and provincial governments, which included a Joint Review Panel process. This means that Site C will generate approximately 35 per cent of the energy produced at W.A.C. As the third project on one river system, Site C will gain significant efficiencies by taking advantage of water already stored in the Williston Reservoir. Commentary Nov 26, 2020 The proposed 60-meter high Site C mega dam would flood over 100 km of river valley, drowning a land area equal to 14 Stanley Parks and risking landslides as the banks of the reservoir erode over time. Kukpi7 Judy Wilson, UBCIC Secretary-Treasurer, said: “Site C isn’t a dam, it’s a money pit. An aerial photo from June 2020 captures a view of the construction of river diversion tunnels at the Site C dam project. This personal information will be used only for the purpose of sending you news and information about the project and/or construction activities. All Rights Reserved. The project was put on hold by the John Horgan NDP government, which referred the project to the BC Utilities Commission (BCUC) for review. Courtesy of Site C … The Site C Clean Energy Project (Site C) will be a third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in northeast B.C. The Site C Dam location is seen along the Peace River in Fort St. John, B.C., Tuesday, April 18, 2017. The Site C Dam is an under construction run-of-the-river hydroelectric dam on the Peace River near Fort St. John in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. It is located approximately 80 kilometres downstream from the W. A. C. Bennett Dam. 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. For now, Willson is seeking details of what Hydro learned, more than a year ago, about geotechnical instability under the foundations for the Site C generating station, spillways and the earth-fill dam itself.