Largest Dams in Canada by Installed Capacity
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The largest dam in Canada by installed capacity is Robert-Bourassa Generating Station with a capacity of 5,616 MW. The second largest dam by installed capacity is Churchill Falls Generating Station with 5,428 MW, while the third largest is W. A. C. Bennett Dam at 2,876 MW.The installed capacities of major dams in Canada range from 186 MW to 5,616 MW, with the average being 2,970.8 MW.

 Compare Robert-Bourassa Generating Station with Daniel-Johnson Dam


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Here are the largest dams by installed capacity in Canada.

Robert-Bourassa Generating Station.

Welcome to Robert-Bourassa generating facility in Baie-James (Youtube/Hydro - Qu├ębec)

Robert-Bourassa generating station, also known as La Grande-2, is an embankment dam located in Baie-James, Quebec, Canada (North America). It was completed in 1981 (41 years old).

Robert-Bourassa Generating Station is the 2nd largest hydroelectric embankment dam in the world by installed capacity. The installed capacity of Robert-Bourassa generating station is 5,616MW. The embankment dam stands 162 meters tall and can impound up to 61.70 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Robert-Bourassa Generating Station with Changheba Dam from China.

 Compare Robert-Bourassa Generating Station with Edgar Dam from Australia.


Churchill Falls Generating Station.

Churchill Falls Generating Station (Youtube/VOCMNEWS)

Churchill Falls Generating Station is a 48-year-old dike system (completed in 1974). It is located in Labrador, Canada (North America).

Churchill Falls Generating Station is the largest hydroelectric dike system in the world by installed capacity. The dike system has an installed capacity of 5,428MW. Churchill Falls Generating Station stands 64 meters tall and can impound up to 32.64 billion m3 of water. Its structural volume is 2.20 million m3.

 

 Compare Churchill Falls Generating Station with Houtribdijk from Netherlands.


W. A. C. Bennett Dam.

Tour of the W.A.C. Bennett Dam (credit: Youtube/Shaw TV Northern BC)

Completed in 1968, W. A. C. Bennett Dam is a 54-year-old embankment dam. It is located in Hudson's Hope, British Columbia, Canada (North America).

The embankment dam stands at a height of 186 meters and impounds up to 7.40 billion m3 of water. W. A. C. Bennett Dam has a structural volume of 43.70 million m3 and an installed capacity of 2,876MW.

 

 Compare W. A. C. Bennett Dam with Kielder Water Dam from United Kingdom.

 Compare W. A. C. Bennett Dam with Aswan Dam from Egypt.


Mica Dam.

BC Hydro Mica Dam Test Spill 26 July 2012 base of dam (Youtube/TOC Vernon)

Completed in 1973, Mica Dam is a 49-year-old embankment dam. It is located in Mica Creek, British Columbia, Canada (North America).

Mica Dam is the 2nd tallest dam in North America. The embankment dam has an installed capacity of 2,805MW. Mica Dam stands 240 meters tall and can impound up to 24.76 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Mica Dam with Wivenhoe Dam from Australia.

 Compare Mica Dam with Eucumbene Dam from Australia.


Revelstoke Dam.

Revelstoke Dam (Youtube/Simon Rizzardo)

Revelstoke Dam, also known as Revelstoke Canyon Dam, is located in Revelstoke, Canada (North America). The composite dam was completed in 1984 (38 years old).

Revelstoke Dam is the 2nd tallest composite dam in the world. The composite dam has an installed capacity of 2,480MW. Revelstoke Dam stands 175 meters tall and can impound up to 1.52 billion m3 of water.

 

 Compare Revelstoke Dam with Keban Dam from Turkey.

 Compare Revelstoke Dam with Boguchany Dam from Russia.


Daniel-Johnson Dam.

Drone Daniel Johnson Dam Quebec, Canada (Youtube/James Bebop)

Completed in 1970, Daniel-Johnson dam is a 52-year-old buttress dam. It is located in Manicouagan Regional County Municipality, Quebec, Canada (North America).

Daniel-Johnson Dam impounds the 3rd largest reservoir volume in the world. The buttress dam stands at a height of 214 meters and impounds up to 142 billion m3 of water. Daniel-Johnson dam has a structural volume of 2.20 million m3 and an installed capacity of 1,596MW.

 

 Compare Daniel-Johnson Dam with Itaipu Dam from Brazil-Paraguay.

 Compare Daniel-Johnson Dam with Haweswater Dam from United Kingdom.


Dams Lists

Largest Dams by Installed Capacity (MW): world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America | USA | Canada | Australia | UK

Tallest Dams: world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America | USA | Canada | Australia | UK

Dams with Largest Structural Volume: world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America | USA | Canada | Australia | UK

Dams with Largest Reservoir Volume: world | Asia | Europe | North America | South America | USA | Canada | Australia | UK

Largest/tallest Dams by Type: Arch Dams | Embankment Dams | Gravity Dams | Arch-Gravity Dams | Buttress Dams


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