Big Beaver Falls

Location Kapuskasing, On
Installed Capacity 5.5 MW
Generating Flow 40 m³/s per turbine
Total Investment 27 millions $
Annual Production 21,641 MWh
Commissioning Sprint 2013

Project Big Beaver Falls

The main characteristics of the facility are :

  • The powerhouse, intake (75m) and tailrace canal (25m) are located on the left bank of the river.
  • The overflow weir is 90 m in length, and is comprised of two 45-m long rubber dams. The concrete base of the weir varies from 0.5 to 1.0 m in height, and is topped with a 2.0-m diameter rubber dam.
  • An approximately 700-m long head pond that covers an additional surface area of 0.8 ha. Normal operating level is 221.75 m.
  • The powerhouse is equipped with two S-Shape turbines, each with a capacity of 2.75 MW.