Peace Canyon is a 700MW hydro power project. It is located on Saskatchewan river/basin in Saskatchewan, 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. The project construction commenced in 1975 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 1980. Buy the profile here.


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.

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.

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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 the people of British Columbia. BC Hydro is headquartered in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.

This content was updated on 20 July 2023

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