Carillon Generating Station
|Carillon Generating Station|
The Carillon generating station and dam
|Official name||Centrale de Carillon|
|Dam and spillways|
|Type of dam||Barrage|
|Surface area||26 km2 (10 sq mi)|
|Hydraulic head||17.99 m (59.0 ft)|
|Turbines||14 × kaplan propeller-type turbines|
|Installed capacity||752 MW|
The Carillon Generating Station (in French: centrale de Carillon) is a hydroelectric power station on the Ottawa River near Carillon, Quebec, Canada. Built between 1959 and 1964, it is managed and operated by Hydro-Québec. It is a run-of-river generating station with an installed capacity of 752 megawatts (1,008,000 hp), a head of 17.99 meters (59.0 ft), and a reservoir of 26 square kilometers (10 sq mi). The dam spans the river between Carillon and Pointe-Fortune, Quebec.
Upon completion, the dam raised the water level by over 62 feet (19 m) at Carillon and over 9 feet (2.7 m) at Grenville. This inundated the rapids of Long-Sault, transforming them into calm (deeper) water. The dam also includes a modern lock that facilitates traffic up the Ottawa River, superseding the Carillon Canal.
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