Granite Canal Hydroelectric Generating Station

Facility Head: 38 metres
Year of Service: 2003
Plant Capacity: 41 megawatts (MW)
Annual Energy: 220 gigawatt hours (GWh)

The Granite Canal Hydroelectric Generating Station is located within Hydro’s Bay d’Espoir system. The generating station has a rated capacity of 40 MW with an annual average energy production of 220 GWh. The generating unit at Granite Canal utilizes approximately 37 m of head with a rated plant flow of 122.4 m3 per second. The unit is equipped with a Kaplan turbine and was first synchronized in 2003.

As part of Hydro’s commitment to the environment, a 45,000 m2 fish habitat compensation facility was included in this development to ensure any aquatic habit loss was avoided, reduced or replaced. A Fish Habitat Compensation Agreement was signed with the Federal Department of Fisheries and Oceans to ensure proper construction, utilization and long-term viability of the facility.