A 10-YEAR PROJECT . . . TO LAST A CENTURY

Building capacity for increased renewables in Alberta as we transition to a low-carbon economy

BRAZEAU COULD BE A LEADING HYDRO DEVELOPMENT IN CANADA
  • Located on TransAlta and Crown Land
  • Transmission and utility corridors already in place—minimizing the need for new towers
  • Close to provincial electrical demand
  • Close to labour supply, roads and rail
  • Allows for increased renewable development by balancing intermittent generation from solar and wind
  • More flexibility in upstream water management for flood mitigation

 

Brazeau currently generates 355 MW of power. This project will more than double that generation, while putting hundreds of Albertans to work and attracting new capital to Alberta.

 

WORK IN PROGRESS

WHAT IS PUMP STORAGE?

Brazeau Hydro will store water for renewable generation in two reservoirs.

When demand is low, just like recharging a battery, the water is pumped up from the lower reservoir and stored in the upper reservoir.

When demand is high the system is reversed and gravity is used to generate renewable electricity.

 

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