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November 24, 2021

Brazeau Pumped Storage Hydro Expansion, Canada

By Carmen

Brazeau Pumped Storage Hydro Expansion is a 900MW hydro power project. It is planned on Brazeau river/basin in Alberta, Canada. The project is currently in announced stage. It will be developed in single phase. The project construction is likely to commence in 2021 and is expected to enter into commercial operation in 2026.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 900 900 Announced Alberta, Canada TransAlta

Description

The project is being developed and currently owned by TransAlta.

Brazeau Pumped Storage Hydro Expansion is a pumped storage project. The project cost is expected to be around $2,700m.

Development Status

The project construction is expected to commence from 2021. Subsequent to that it will enter into commercial operation by 2026.

About TransAlta

TransAlta Corp (TransAlta) is an electricity generation company. It owns, operates and develops a divergent fleet of electricity generation assets. It generates electricity from a contracted portfolio of assets using diverse sources such as coal, natural gas, hydro, wind and geothermal. TransAlta’s service portfolio includes commercial and industrial energy services, wholesale energy solutions, green energy sustainable options and energy management services. It supplies power to municipalities, large and medium industries, businesses and utility customers. It has one active surface coal mine, supplying to three coal-fired plants in the west of Edmonton, Alberta. The company has operations and generation facilities in the US, Canada and Australia. TransAlta is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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