Wellington Power Station

 

Commissioned: 1939
Location: Lake Athabasca, SK
Fuel source: Hydro
Net capacity: 5 MW

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    • Part of the Athabasca System Hydroelectric Stations in Northern Saskatchewan.
    • The first unit was commissioned in 1939.
    • The second unit was commissioned in 1959.

Hydroelectric Stations

Hydroelectricity is created by falling water. 138 Water from reservoirs flows through the penstocks that connect the reservoir to the station. The water turns a hydraulic turbine, which rotates a generator and produces electricity

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    Once the water has been through the turbine, it is directed into the exit, called a tailrace. The water is then returned to the river below the dam where it continues downstream toward its natural destination.

    By holding water in the reservoir, the potential for immediate electricity is stored. Excess water from heavy rains or spring run-off can be released from the reservoir through spillway gates, if required.

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