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January 17, 2022

Lake Buntzen, Canada

By Carmen

Lake Buntzen is a 72.8MW hydro power project. It is located on Lake Buntzen river/basin in British Columbia, Canada. The project is currently active. It has been developed in multiple phases. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1914.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 72.8 72.8 Active British Columbia, Canada

Description

The project is currently owned by BC Hydro.

Lake Buntzen (Lake Buntzen 1) consists of 1 unit of francis turbine with 50MW nameplate capacity.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1914.

Contractors Involved

Lake Buntzen (Lake Buntzen 2) is equipped with Andritz Hydro francis turbines. The phase consists of 3 turbines with 8.9MW nameplate capacity.

Voith Hydro Holding supplied 1 electric generator for the Lake Buntzen (Lake Buntzen 1). The generator capacity is 62.5 MVA.

Andritz Hydro supplied 3 electric generators for the Lake Buntzen (Lake Buntzen 2). The generator capacity is 8.9 MVA.

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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