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November 24, 2021

Sir Adam Beck 2, Canada

By Carmen

Sir Adam Beck 2 is a 1,499MW hydro power project. It is located on Niagara river/basin in Ontario, Canada. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in 1954.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Hydropower 1,499 1,499 Active Ontario, Canada

Description

The project is currently owned by Ontario Power Generation with a stake of 100%.

The gross head of the project is 89m. The total number of penstocks, pipes or long channels that carry water down from the hydroelectric reservoir to the turbines inside the actual power station, are 16 in number. The penstock length is 150m. The penstock diameter is 5m. Sir Adam Beck 2 underwent through rehabilitation & modernization during 1996-2005.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in 1954.

Contractors Involved

Andritz Hydro was selected as the turbine supplier for the hydro power project. The company provided 8 units of francis turbines.

The electric generators for the project were procured from Andritz Hydro and Voith Hydro Holding.

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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