Gordon M. Shrum Generating Station Refurbishment

Rank 2021


Image Credit: BC Hydro

Industry Sector: Energy

Project Type: Hydroelectric

Project Value: $600 million

Funding Source: Public

Provincial Funding: BC Hydro: $600 million

Province: British Columbia

City / Region: Peace River

Estimated End Date of Substantial Completion: 2023

This generating station, located at the W.A.C. Bennett Dam, provides 24 per cent of BC Hydro’s hydroelectric power. Currently, there are several capital projects underway at this generating station and the W.A.C. Bennett Dam to replace the station’s 50-year-old equipment. The largest in terms of budget is the replacement of five turbines and this project was completed in fall 2015.

In 2018, work began to install new exciter transformers on units one through five. Work is also continuing on the rip-rap and spillway upgrades.

Project Owner: BC Hydro

Contractor: Peter Kiewit Infrastructure

Turbine Supplier: Voith Hydro

Supplier Other: Andritz Hydro (rotor poles), Siemens (replacement transformers)

MW Generation Power: 2730

2020 Rank: 76

2019 Rank: 75

2018 Rank: 76

2017 Rank: 74

2016 Rank: 77

2015 Rank: 78

2014 Rank: 86


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