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Upper Salmon Hydroelectric Generating Station

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.

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