Underground Power Plants in Canada

by A. W. F. McQueen,
C. N. Simpson,
I. W. McCaig,

Serial Information: Journal of the Power Division, 1958, Vol. 84, Issue 3, Pg. 1-22

Document Type: Journal Paper


Design features of underground power plants vary considerably from country to country depending on the climate, topography and economics of development. This paper presents a review of factors affecting design practice in Canada and fully describes two large underground power houses at present under construction in the province of Quebec. Reference is also made to the Kemano development in British Columbia.

Subject Headings: Power plants | Underground structures | Underground construction | Climates | Topography | Economic factors | Residential buildings | Canada | Quebec | British Columbia

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