What is wrong with Site C dam?
Despite outcry from Indigenous, environmental, and economic critics, the Site C project staggers on. In addition to serious geological issues that have bloated project costs and may make the dam impossible to build safely (or at all), Site C faces vigorous opposition by Indigenous Peoples.
What is the point of Site C dam?
About Site C Site C will be a third dam and generating station on the Peace River in northeast B.C. 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.
What is the controversy surrounding the Site C dam in British Columbia?
The project has sparked controversy for a number of reasons: First Nations treaty rights are at issue, the dam is thought by many to be economically unviable, and there are concerns about the loss of agriculturally productive land and the overall environmental impact.
Is Site C on native land?
Indigenous Relations nav The Site C project is located within the traditional territories of the Treaty 8 First Nations.
Who owns the Site C dam?
BC Hydro Dam
Site C dam
|Construction cost||C$16 billion, est.|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Earth fill|
Why are they building 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.
How long will it take to fill Site C dam?
To fill the reservoir, outflows from the Site C reservoir must be less than the inflows. With an inflow equal to the mean annual flow of 1,273 m3/s and a minimum outflow of 390 m3/s, it would take approximately 30 days to fill the 2,310 million m3 volume of the reservoir.
How much power will the Site C dam produce?
Site C will provide 1,100 megawatts of dependable capacity and will generate about 5,100 gigawatt hours of energy each year – enough to power the equivalent of 450,000 homes per year.
How many jobs will the Site C dam produce?
approximately 13,000 person-years
Construction of Site C will create approximately 13,000 person-years of direct employment during construction. Site C will also provide business opportunities from the Peace Region and the rest of the province.
What kind of dam is Site C?
construction hydroelectric dam
The Site C Dam is an under construction hydroelectric dam on the Peace River, 14 kilometres southwest of Fort St. John in northeastern British Columbia, Canada. It is located approximately 80 kilometres downstream from the W. A. C. Bennett Dam.
What is Site C dam?
The Site C Dam is an early-stage project of BC Hydro for a large-scale earth fill hydroelectric dam on the Peace River near Fort St. John in northeastern British Columbia, Canada.
What is West Moberly doing to stop Site C dam?
West Moberly is asking the court to stop construction of Site C dam and order BC Hydro to restore the Peace River to its natural state. By standing in solidarity with West Moberly, you can stand for justice, help stop the dam, and heal the Peace.
Is the federal government planning to announce Site C Dam permits?
The federal government is planning to announce that they have granted permits for the construction of the Site C Dam. This decision is incredibly reckless.
How will the site C dam affect the indigenous community?
It is feared that the construction of the Site C Dam would result in similar impacts, such as the alteration of Indigenous ways of life, although consultation with Indigenous groups is taking place and measures to mitigate some of the dam’s impacts on Indigenous peoples are being taken.