First 10 Years of Operation of The La Grande Hydroelectric Complex

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


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 | Reservoirs | Rivers and streams | Power plants | Turbines | Water storage | Quebec | Canada

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