A 10-YEAR PROJECT . . . TO LAST A CENTURY
Building capacity for increased renewables in Alberta as we transition to a low-carbon economy
- 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 could increase that generation potential by 250% within a decade, while putting hundreds of Albertans to work and attracting new capital to Alberta.
WHAT IS PUMP STORAGE?
At times when there is surplus renewable generation in Alberta, such as wind and solar, the Brazeau Hydro Expansion Project could take advantage of the surplus power by pumping water from the Lower to the Upper Reservoir, where is is stored until it’s needed to meet periods of greater demand.
When the wind settles or the sun sets, the operation is reversed. Upper reservoir water is released into the generating station, sending energy back into the grid to power the provincial system.
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