Ontario Power Generation reports it has completed refurbishment of the reservoir at its 174-MW Sir Adam Beck Pump Generation Station and says the work “will ensure carbon-free electricity for another 50 years or more.”
The station was built in 1957.
The reservoir refurbishment work was completed by Rankin Construction and started in April 2016. It was expected to take a year to complete. OPG reports the project was completed safely nearly two months early and for less than the planned $60 million budget.
The reservoir supplies water for the pump generating station as well as the 437-MW Sir Adam Beck I and 1,499-MW Sir Adam Beck II facilities. The reservoir perimeter is more than 7 km long.