Site C

Site C Clean Energy Project

The Hudson’s Hope shoreline will be protected prior to the filling of the Site C reservoir. Shoreline protection information can be found here.

Notice of Site C Project Construction Activities

BC Hydro- FAQ Sheet- Site Investigation Work in Hudson’s Hope (April – Summer 2017)

Mitigation for Site C

No other community in the province is impacted by BC Hydro to the extent that Hudson’s Hope is.  We have two dams, one complete reservoir and part of the huge Williston Reservoir, which is what makes the rest of the Hydro system efficient.  If Site C is built, just under 20% of its reservoir would be within Hudson’s Hope boundaries.  Because of the deep integration of Hydro into community life, a Community Engagement Committee was formed to ensure meaningful review of Site C construction and operation on an ongoing basis. Key provisions include:

  • Committee of 6, with senior Hudson’s Hope and corporate BC Hydro representation
  • Co-chaired by Hudson’s Hope and BC Hydro
  • Quarterly meetings
  • Provisions for meaningful information sharing and formal dispute resolution
  • Advisory with requirement for Hudson’s Hope and BC Hydro to give input, concerns and issues full and fair consideration
  • Provisions for regular information exchange and collaborative review of issues throughout the construction and operation phase
  • Contingency fund to address unexpected Site C issues and adverse impacts
  • Provision for active involvement and input of technical advisors, participants and observers
  • Minutes and annual report
  • BC Hydro to fund Committee