Abitibi Canyon Generating Station

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Abitibi Canyon Dam
Abitibi Canyon Generating Station.jpg
Abitibi Canyon Generating Station is located in Ontario
Abitibi Canyon Generating Station
Location of Abitibi Canyon Dam
Country Canada
Location Unorganized North Cochrane District, Ontario
Coordinates 49°52′40″N 81°34′15″W / 49.87778°N 81.57083°W / 49.87778; -81.57083Coordinates: 49°52′40″N 81°34′15″W / 49.87778°N 81.57083°W / 49.87778; -81.57083
Purpose Power
Status Operational
Opening date October 1933
Owner(s) Ontario Power Generation
Dam and spillways
Impounds Abitibi River
Power station
Installed capacity 349 MW

Abitibi Canyon Generating Station is a hydroelectric power plant owned by Ontario Power Generation on the Abitibi River. The station is located 80 km north of Smooth Rock Falls, within Pitt Township in Northern Unorganized Cochrane District, in Ontario, Canada. This facility is the fifth downstream hydroelectric plant of six on the Abitibi River. Designed by George F. Hardy Company, the construction of this 349 MW facility began in 1930 and became fully operational in 1936.[1] Hydro One has a 500 kV transmission line along with a 230 kV line that runs south to Sudbury and continues all the way to Toronto to interconnect with the rest of the 500 kV network in Ontario.

Abitibi Canyon community[edit]

Location of Abitibi Canyon Generating Station and adjacent community
Main article: Abitibi Canyon

In 1930, a colony was established to house the employees of the plant and their families. About 130 people lived in the community which contained 30 homes, a community hall, skating rink, shooting range, school, hospital, general store, post office and church. By 1982, the community had expanded to about 300 residents.[2]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Abitibi Canyon Generating Station". www.opg.com. Archived from the original on 12 November 2014. Retrieved 11 February 2015. 
  2. ^ "Abitibi Canyon Generating Station". www.opg.com. Archived from the original on 12 November 2014. Retrieved 2010-07-30.