Grand Rapids is a 479MW hydro power project. It is located on Saskatchewan river/basin in Manitoba, Canada. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1960 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1965.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 479 479 Active Manitoba, Canada Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board


The project is developed and owned by Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board.

Grand Rapids is a reservoir based project. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 4 in number. The penstock length is 69m. The penstock diameter is 8.9m. Grand Rapids underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1995-2000. The project generated 1,580 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $117m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1960 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1965.

Contractors Involved

The turbines for the hydro power project have been supplied by Allis-Chalmers Canada and The English Electric.

Canadian General Electric supplied 4 electric generators for the project.

About Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board

Manitoba Hydro-Electric Board (Manitoba Hydro), a Crown Corporation, is an integrated electricity and natural gas distribution utility in Canada. It produces electricity using the hydro, thermal and isolated capabilities; and also purchases electricity from external Canadian and US suppliers, and independently owned St. Leon and St. Joseph wind farms and on transmission charges. The company also trades electricity within wholesale markets in the Midwestern US and Canada. Manitoba Hydro procures natural gas from Alberta by a transmission pipeline owned by TransCanada Pipelines Ltd. It serves residential, commercial and industrial customers in the province. Manitoba Hydro is headquartered in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.


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