Bighorn is a 120MW hydro power project. It is located on North Saskatchewan river/basin in Alberta, Canada. According to GlobalData, who tracks and profiles over 170,000 power plants worldwide, the project is currently active. It has been developed in a single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1972. Buy the profile here.

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Description

The project is developed and owned by TransAlta. The company has a stake of 100%.

Bighorn is a reservoir based project. The gross head and net head of the project are 94m and 91m respectively. The project generated 408 GWh of electricity.

Development status

The project got commissioned in 1972.

Contractors involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines.

Andritz Hydro supplied 2 electric generators for the project. The generator capacity is 57 MVA.

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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 thermal 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 is a major producer of wind power in Canada and hydroelectric power in Alberta. The company has operations and generation facilities in the US, Canada and Australia. TransAlta is headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Canada.

This content was updated on 25 January 2024

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