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November 30, 2021

Romaine-2, Canada

By Carmen

Romaine-2 is a 640MW hydro power project. It is located on Romaine river/basin in Quebec, Canada. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. The project construction commenced in 2009 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 640 640 Active Quebec, Canada Hydro-Quebec

Description

The project is developed and owned by Hydro-Quebec. The company has a stake of 100%.

Romaine-2 is a run-of-river project. The gross head and net head of the project are 160m and 158m respectively. The penstock diameter is 7.3m. The project generated 3,300 GWh of electricity. The project cost is $1,600m.

Development Status

The project construction commenced in 2009 and subsequently entered into commercial operation in 2014.

Contractors Involved

GE Renewable Energy was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 2 units of francis turbines, each with 320MW nameplate capacity.

GE Renewable Energy supplied electric generator(s) for the project.

About Hydro-Quebec

Hydro-Quebec is a state-owned energy utility that generates, transmits and distributes electricity. The company produces power from the sources such as hydro, diesel, gas, nuclear, wind, solar, biomass and others. Hydro-Quebec markets system capacity and manages electricity flow across Quebec; provides customer services and promotes energy efficiency. It also designs, constructs, and renovates the generation and transmission facilities, primarily for Hydro-Quebec Production and Hydro-Quebec TransEnergie. The company also develops battery materials for electric vehicles and has presence in the electric powertrain market. The company has operations in the US and Canada. Hydro-Quebec is headquartered in Montreal, Quebec, 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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