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November 24, 2021

Eastmain, Canada

By Carmen

Eastmain is a 1,248MW hydro power project. It is located on Eastmain river/basin in Quebec, Canada. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 2006.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,248 1,248 Active Quebec, Canada


The project is currently owned by Hydro-Quebec.

Eastmain is a reservoir based project. Eastmain underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 2012.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 2006.

Contractors Involved

Eastmain (Eastmain 1 ) is equipped with GE Renewable Energy turbines. The phase consists of 3 turbines, each with 160MW nameplate capacity.

Eastmain (Eastmain 1A ) is equipped with Voith Hydro Holding francis vertical axis turbines. The phase consists of 3 turbines with 256MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the generator supplier for the hydro power project. The project consists of 6 generators.


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