Peace Canyon Dam

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Peace Canyon Dam
Peace Canyon Dam.jpg
Location Hudson's Hope,
British Columbia,
Coordinates 55°58′55″N 121°59′40″W / 55.98194°N 121.99444°W / 55.98194; -121.99444Coordinates: 55°58′55″N 121°59′40″W / 55.98194°N 121.99444°W / 55.98194; -121.99444
Dam and spillways
Impounds Peace River
Creates Dinosaur Lake
Power station
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.

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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.

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