BC Hydro CEO to talk Site C in Fort St. John

BC Hydro President and CEO Chris O'Riley will be in Fort St. John next month to talk to businesses about the Site C dam.

O'Riley will be speak at a Fort St. John Chamber of Commerce luncheon on Tuesday, November 19.

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O'Riley took the top post at BC Hydro in July 2017 as the new NDP government embarked on four-month review of the estimated $10.7-billion project. He had previously worked as BC Hydro's executive vice-president overseeing generation in the province during public hearings on Site C in late 2013 and early 2014.

Construction crews are currently working around the clock to finish two diversion tunnels by next fall, which are needed to divert the Peace River and allow workers to begin building the kilometre-long, 60-metre high earthfill dam.

BC Hydro missed a critical window to divert the river in 2017, something that can only be done in September, during lower river flows. That added a full year’s delay to the project and an extra $610 million to its cost.

For more info, including tickets, call the Chamber.

Email Managing Editor Matt Preprost at editor@ahnfsj.ca.

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