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
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, 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]

View from Ontario side

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Hydro-Québec Carillon Generating Station
  2. ^ "Canal" (in French). Village de Grenville. Retrieved 2009-02-09. 

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