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November 30, 2021

Peace Canyon, Canada

By Carmen

Peace Canyon is a 700MW hydro power project. It is located on Saskatchewan river/basin in Saskatchewan, Canada. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 1975 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1980.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 700 700 Active Saskatchewan, Canada BC Hydro

Description

The project is developed and owned by BC Hydro.

Peace Canyon is a run-of-river project. The hydro reservoir capacity is 216 million cubic meter. The project generated 3,500 GWh of electricity.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 1975 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1980.

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Contractors Involved

Leningrad Metal Works was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 4 units of francis turbines, each with 175MW nameplate capacity.

Hitachi Mitsubishi Hydro supplied 4 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 184 MVA.

About BC Hydro

BC Hydro is an integrated electric utility. It generates, transmits and distributes electricity in the region of North America. The company produces power using hydro and thermal sources. Through long- and short-term commitments and other, BC Hydro purchases electricity; and has partnerships with projects across the province, including biomass, hydro, wind and solar. It delivers electricity to residential, commercial, trade, light and large industrial, and other customers in British Columbia. The company has operations in Vernon, Prince George, Kamloops, Burnaby, Cranbrook, Nanaimo, Surrey, Revelstoke, and Victoria. It is owned by the government and people of British Columbia. BC Hydro is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, 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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