The project, which began in May 2006, was completed on time and came in at approximately C$6M under budget. Work at the station included replacing the stators, upgrading the rotors, and overhauling the turbines of the plant’s four units.

Peace Canyon is the fourth largest hydro generating station in the province and is a critical component of the BC Hydro system, providing an average annual clean energy generation of 3111GWh.

Construction of the 50m high Peace Canyon Dam began in July 1974, and the first unit came into service in April 1980. The dam creates the Dinosaur Reservoir on the Peace River approximately 23km downstream from BC Hydro’s GM Shrum Generation Station.