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Paradise River Hydroelectric Generating Station

Facility Head: n/a
Year of Service: 1989
Plant Capacity: 8 megawatts (MW)
Annual Energy: 36 gigawatt hours (GWh)

This hydroelectric generating plant is located near the mouth of Paradise River on the Burin Peninsula. It operates with a rated flow of 25 m3/s to generate 8 MW of electrical power with an average annual production of 36 GWh. The unit, which is equipped with a Francis runner, was first synchronized in 1989. The project, which operates under a run-of-river philosophy, has a 43 m high concrete arch dam with an overflow spillway, the largest structure of this design in Eastern Canada.