Shawinigan Water & Power Company
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Founded on January 15, 1898 it was based in Shawinigan, Quebec, it was initially headed by American businessmen John Edward Aldred (who served as President) and John Joyce and then joined by H.H. Melville, A.F. Gault, Thomas McDougall and Louis-Joseph Forget.
- Shawinigan 1 7.5MW (c. 1901) - built it what is now Shawinigan Falls. Shawinigan-1 ceased production in the early 1950s.
- Shawinigan 2 200MW (1911-1929)
- Shawinigan 3 194MW (1946-1948)
- La Gabelle
In 1956 the company had total generating capacity at 1284 MW from the 6 active power stations.
Shawinigan Water & Power also generated power from two subsidiaries:
- Quebec Power Company - 31.1MW from 6 station near Quebec City
- Southern Canada Power Company Limited - 43.4 MW from 5 stations on St. Francis River and other tributaries in the Eastern Townships
- Shawinigan Carbide
- Belgo Pulp and Paper Mills
- History of Hydro-Québec
- Edmond Thibaudeau
- List of hydroelectric stations in Quebec
- Gouin Reservoir
- Saint-Maurice River
- Tracy Thermal Generating Station