Outardes-2

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Outardes-2 generating station
Country Canada
Location Pointe-aux-Outardes / Ragueneau, Manicouagan Regional County Municipality, Quebec, near Baie-Comeau
Coordinates 49°09′03″N 68°23′23″W / 49.15083°N 68.38972°W / 49.15083; -68.38972Coordinates: 49°09′03″N 68°23′23″W / 49.15083°N 68.38972°W / 49.15083; -68.38972
Commission date 1978
Owner(s) Hydro-Québec
Thermal power station
Type Hydroelectric
Power generation
Units operational 3 x Francis turbines
Nameplate capacity 523 MW

Outardes-2 is a hydroelectric power station and dam on the Outardes River 15 km (9.3 mi) southwest of Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada. The power station was commissioned in 1978 and is run-of-the-river.[1][2]

Outardes-2 was built in conjunction with the Manicouagan-Outardes project and is located at the mouth of the Outardes River by Noye Bay. Just west of the power station was another that had been owned and operated by the Quebec North Shore Paper Company since 1937. Instead of raising the reservoir as initially envisioned, Outardes-2 was constructed to better exploit the river flow.[3]

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Notes[edit]

  1. ^ "Hydroelectric Plants in Quebec". Power Plants Around The World. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  2. ^ "Hydroelectric Generating Stations". HydroQuebec. Retrieved 20 August 2010. 
  3. ^ Paradis 1967, pp. 47–50

References[edit]

  • Paradis, Paul (1967), Manic-Outardes, Montreal: Hydro-Québec .