Canada’s newest hydro project starts generating clean energy

10 Mar 2021

Renewable electricity has started being produced at Keeyask Generating Station in Manitoba, Canada, six-months ahead of the project’s control schedule.

A further six units will be added in the coming months. When completed, the plant will produce an average of 4,400 gigawatt-hours of electricity per year, enough electricity to power 400,000 homes.

The Keeyask Generation Project is a collaborative effort being undertaken by the Keeyask Hydropower Limited Partnership – a partnership between Manitoba Hydro and four partner First Nations: Tataskweyak Cree Nation, War Lake First Nation, York Factory First Nation and Fox Lake Cree Nation.

The generating station is located on the Nelson River approximately 30km west of Gillam, in the Split Lake Resource Management Area and within the ancestral homeland of the four partner First Nations.

Keeyask is one of several renewable and clean power projects that Bechtel is supporting to help customers on their path to net-zero emissions. Recently, Bechtel was selected to support construction of Black Rock wind farm in West Virginia.

For more information please visit Bechtel’s website.

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