Site C Clean Energy Project

The proposed project consists of constructing and operating a dam and 1,100-megawatt hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in north-eastern British Columbia. The Project would be the third in a series of dams on the Peace River in British Columbia. The Project components are an earthfill dam 1,050 metres long and 60 metres high, an up to 1,100-megawatt generating station and associated structures, an 83-kilometre long reservoir, re-alignment of four sections of Highway 29 and two 77-kilometre transmission lines along existing transmission line right-of-way connecting Site C to Peace Canyon.


This map is for illustrative purposes. The markers represent the approximate locations based on available data. More than one marker may be identified for a given assessment.

Latest update

October 20, 2020 - An inspection summary is available for an onsite inspection conducted between August 11, 2020 and August 14, 2020.


November 10, 2017 - The Canadian Environmental Assessment Agency issued an amended Order to the proponent on November 3, 2017, regarding certain conditions set out in the Environmental Assessment Decision Statement. The original Order was issued on May 25, 2017.




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  • Location

    • Fort St. John (British Columbia)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Hydroelectric Energy
  • Assessment Status

  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    BC Hydro
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Environmental assessment by Review Panel under CEAA 2012
  • Reference Number


Nearby assessments

..within 200 kilometres
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