BRAZEAU HYDRO EXPANSION

A potential to generate between 600 – 900 MW of renewable energy in Alberta

INNOVATIVE ENERGY GENERATION WORKS LIKE A ‘RECHARGEABLE BATTERY’

One of the first pump storage facilities in Canada, Brazeau works like a rechargeable battery to pump energy when prices and demand are low, storing it to meet the need when prices and demand are higher.

 

INCREASES RENEWABLE DEVELOPMENT

Flexibility is a key reason why pump storage is both environmentally sensible and economically important.

Energy is stored during low-cost, low-demand periods and released during high-cost, high-demand periods.

This technology helps balance our intermittent renewable energy sources, stabilizing the grid and allowing for increased renewable development.

 

A UNIQUE COLLABORATION WITH THE PROVINCE AND COMMUNITIES

Two new agreements allow for new and increased gas and renewable energy development – such as Brazeau – and a policy framework to quickly convert coal to gas. Learn more.

 

“We’re able to use what’s been built in the sixties and what Mother Nature has provided. We’re not adding a lot of infrastructure to be able to make this happen. This project is going to provide Albertans with lower power prices and a stable grid in a place where power is needed.

– Keith Yasinski, Project Manager, Brazeau Hydro Expansion

 

 

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