Old Woman Falls

Location Kapuskasing, On
Installed Capacity 5.5 MW
Generating Flow 40 m³/s per turbine
Total Investment 29 millions $
Annual Production 21,106 MWh
Construction 25 months
Commissioning Early 2013

Project Old Woman Falls

The main characteristics of the facility are :

  • The powerhouse, intake (70 m) and tailrace canal (50m) are located on the left bank of the river.
  • The overflow weir is 120 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 m in height, and is topped with a 2.0-m diameter rubber dam.
  • An approximately 2.8 km long head pond that covers an additional surface area of 26.6 ha. Normal operating level is 249.90 m.
  • The powerhouse is equipped with two S-Shape turbines, each with a capacity of 2.75 MW.