The Beauharnois Hydroelectric Power Plant is a run-of-the-river hydroelectric power plant along the Saint Lawrence Seaway on the Saint Lawrence River, in Quebec, Canada. The station was built in three phases, and comprises 38 turbines, capable of generating up to 1,903 MW of electrical power. Constructions on the facility began in 1930 and was completed in 1961.
Beauharnois Hydroelectric Power Plant
Locale Beauharnois, Quebec,
Canada
Construction began 1930
Opening date 1961
Owner(s) Hydro-Qu├ębec
Dam and spillways
Type of dam Gravity dam
Impounds Saint Lawrence River
Reservoir
Power station
Type No
Hydraulic head 24.39 m2 (262.53 sq ft)
Turbines 38
Installed capacity 1,903 MW