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Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Generating Station

Technology Type Open-loop Pumped Hydro Storage
Rated Power 174000 kW
Duration at Rated Power (HH:MM) 0:15.00 / 6.00
URL More about Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Generating Station
The 174 megawatt Sir Adam Beck Pump Generating Station and its 300-hectare reservoir were constructed concurrent with the Sir Adam Beck II Generating Station. Water diverted to the Sir Adam Beck generating complex is typically pumped into the reservoir at night so it can be used to generate electricity during subsequent periods of high electricity demand. Six mixed-flow variable-pitch reversible pump-turbines are installed at the pump generating station. The six pumps are capable, in a period of about eight hours, of filling the reservoir.
This data has been validated by project staff through a review of publicly available information about the project, and verified by the project owner. Information is accurate as of 2016-04-29.
Project Status
Status Operational
Commissioning On 01.01.1958
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Siting
Location

14000 Niagara Parkway
Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario L0S 1J0
Canada

ISO/RTO IESO
Utility Type
Paired Grid Resource Transmission
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Third-Party-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Ontario Power Generation
Cost & Performance
Performance Performance metrics not available.
Benefits
Service Use Case Electric Energy Time Shift
Electric Supply Capacity
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