OPG completes rehab of reservoir at 174-MW Sir Adam Beck Pump Generating Station

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.

Work involved refurbishing the 750-acre reservoir and installing a partial new liner.

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.

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Elizabeth Ingram is content director for the Hydro Review website and HYDROVISION International. She has more than 17 years of experience with the hydroelectric power industry. Follow her on Twitter @ElizabethIngra4 .

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