FORT ST. JOHN – Construction is continuing at a steady pace as the Site C dam on the Peace River, which is on track to have all six generating units in service by the fall of 2025.
As of the end of January, 3,308 of the 4,778 total workers on the site are from British Columbia.
Site C, which started in 2015, is the third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River and will produce about 5,100 gigawatt hours of energy per year – enough to power around 450,000 homes per year in BC. Original projections saw the entire project costing $16 billion, with $9.9 billion being spent as of last September.
Work is currently underway on excavating the approach channel and placement of concrete, installing steel piles, cable tray and other electrical components, as well as construction of the powerhouse, intakes and spillway.
Installation of the spillway and intake gates are underway, as well as a headwork gantry crane on top of the intakes.
On highway 29, crews have returned to Lynx Creek to decommission the bridge and continue working on the remaining outstanding work, including the removal of unsuitable material, the placement of riprap, and the construction of the new Lynx Creek boat ramp.
Business Examiner Staff