McPhail Generating Station (13.0 MW) - Michipicoten River

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The McPhail Generating Station is a two-unit hydroelectric generating station located on the Michipicoten River. The station was built in 1954, and has an installed capacity of 13.0 MW at a head of 14.33 metres.

Located 6 km upstream of Dunford, this station is the second of four power stations on the Michipicoten River. The forebay of this station consists of a relatively small headpond which allows limited storage of flow from Hollingsworth. The forebay of Hollingsworth, located 10 km upstream, serves as the main storage reservoir for this station.

McPhail GS is connected to the existing Hydro One circuit at McPhail #1 and #2, and connects with D.A. Watson TS.

This hydroelectric generating station generates approximately 59,750 MWh of renewable energy per year.

River System: Michipicoten River
Nameplate Capacity: 13.0 MW
OPA Contracted Capacity: 13.0 MW
Operator: Brookfield
Technology: Hydroelectric
Turbines: One diagonal-flow turbine
One Kaplan turbine
Originally Built: 1954
Coordinate: 84° 40' 15.01" W, 47° 54' 18.55" N
OPA Contract Term Commencement Date: December 1, 2009


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