Peace Canyon Dam
|Peace Canyon Dam|
|Dam and spillways|
|Installed capacity||736 MW|
|Annual generation||3,500 GWh|
The Peace Canyon Dam is a large hydroelectric dam on the Peace River in northern British Columbia, Canada. It is located 6 km (4 mi) southwest of Hudson's Hope, 23 km (14 mi) downstream from the W.A.C. Bennett Dam.
The 50 m (164 ft) high concrete dam, completed in 1980, impounds a 21 km (13 mi) long reservoir, called Dinosaur Lake. Together, the four generating units of the complex have a peak capacity of 700 MW, and typically produce over 3,500 GWh of electricity per year.
The Peace Canyon Dam Visitor's Centre features exhibits about the dam, hydroelectricity, and the area's natural and cultural history. The centre is open seasonally and admission is free.