Brazeau is a 355MW hydro power project. It is located on North Saskatchewan river/basin in Alberta, Canada. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1965.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 355 355 Active Alberta, Canada


The project is currently owned by TransAlta with a stake of 100%.

Brazeau is a pumped storage project. The project generated 397 GWh of electricity.

Brazeau (Brazeau I) consists of 1 unit of francis turbine with 163MW nameplate capacity.

Brazeau (Brazeau II) consists of 1 unit of francis turbine with 192MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1965.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Balancing Pool under a power purchase agreement.


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