Acciona Infrastructure Canada inc. and Samsung C&T Canada Ltd have partnered to form Peace River Hydro Partners (PRHP). PRHP hold the main civil works for the Site C Clean Energy Project, the third dam and hydroelectric generating station on the Peace River in northeast British Columbia. Site C will provide 1,100 megawatts of capacity and produce about 5,100 gigawatt hours of electricity each year.
Site C has an Earthfill dam approximately 1,050 m in length and 60 m high above the riverbed, an 800 m dam buttress for seismic protection, and two diversion tunnels with 10.8 m internal diameter and between 700 to 800 m in length.
PBE implemented a Gen4 voice communication system in both tunnels, consisting of a head-end and radiating cable network. The head-end houses eight digital repeaters providing four voice channels on the surface that are linked to four voice channels for underground operations. Up to four-hour battery backup was provided for underground equipment.
It's expected for Site C to provide reliable and clean electricity in British Columbia for more than 100 years.
Peace River Hydro Partners