Carillon Generating Station

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Carillon Generating Station
Carillon Generating Station-2.jpg
The Carillon generating station and dam
Carillon Generating Station is located in Quebec
Carillon Generating Station
Location of Carillon Generating Station in Quebec
Official name Centrale de Carillon
Location Saint-André-d'Argenteuil,
Quebec /
East Hawkesbury,
Coordinates 45°34′07″N 74°23′01″W / 45.56861°N 74.38361°W / 45.56861; -74.38361Coordinates: 45°34′07″N 74°23′01″W / 45.56861°N 74.38361°W / 45.56861; -74.38361
Status Operational
Construction began 1959
Opening date 1962
Owner(s) Hydro-Québec
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Barrage
Impounds Ottawa River
Surface area 26 km2 (10 sq mi)
Power station
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).[1] 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 on the ottawa river, transforming them into calm (deeper) water. The dam also includes a modern lock that facilitates traffic up the Ottawa River, superseding the Carillon Canal.[2][3]

View from Ontario side

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hydro-Québec Carillon Generating Station
  2. ^ "Canal" (in French). Village de Grenville. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 
  3. ^ Lynch, Charles (2 November 1961). "Carillon power project going day and night". Ottawa Journal. Retrieved 27 January 2017. 

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