Facility Head: 51 metres
Year of Service: 1983
Plant Capacity: 84 megawatts (MW)
Annual Energy: 570 gigawatt hours (GWh)
The Upper Salmon Development utilizes a portion of the residual head between Meelpaeg Lake Reservoir and Round Pond within the watershed of the Bay d'Espoir Hydroelectric development. The plant operates at a normal supply level of 241 m under a net head of 51 metres. The rated flow of 189.5 m3/s is used to generate 84 MW of electrical power with an average annual production of 570 GWh. The unit, which is equipped with a Francis turbine, was first synchronized in 1983.