First 10 Years of Operation of The La Grande Hydroelectric Complex

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by Octave Caron, James Bay Energy Corp, Canada,
André Robitaille, James Bay Energy Corp, Canada,
Tran Van Thach, James Bay Energy Corp, Canada,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Waterpower '89:

Abstract: The first turbine of the La Grande hydroelectric Complex (Quebec, Canada) was commissioned in october 1979. Since then, five reservoirs, two rivers diversions, three power stations with 37 units for a total capacity of 10 280 MW and an annual production of 62 TWh was gradually put into service. The Complex was in full operation in 1984. This paper gives a brief account of the first ten years of the Complex operation.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Power plants | Reservoirs | Electric power | Rivers and streams | Turbines | North America | Canada | Quebec

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