DESPITE WHAT I SAID EARLIER, Site C is a mistake. The massive dam is being built in the Peace River region of northeastern British Columbia.
Unlike other renewable sources of electricity, hydroelectricity is always on. In 2015, I effused:
“Unlike other sources of green energy, hydro power is ready to go when the sun doesn’t shine and the wind doesn’t blow. Water–filled dams are like a huge battery, fully charged, ready to produce power at the flick of a switch.”
David Charbonneau is a retired TRU electronics instructor who hosts a blog at http://www.eyeviewkamloops.wordpress.com.