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Rankine Power Station - Niagara Falls, Ontario
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Trail Blaisers
N 43° 04.470 W 079° 04.730
17T E 656403 N 4770879
Quick Description: Fortis Incorporated Power Group owns this generating station. It is located about 450 metres upstream from Niagara Falls and began to generate electricity on January 1, 1905. It has not been in operation since 2001.
Location: Ontario, Canada
Date Posted: 3/15/2018 5:20:11 PM
Waymark Code: WMXY5Z
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member fi67
Views: 3

Long Description:
The Canadian Niagara Power Company owns this generating station. It is located about 450 metres upstream from Niagara Falls and began to generate electricity on January 1, 1905.

This hydro-electric power station was inaugurated as the William Birch Rankine Power Station in 1927 and began to generate electricity on January 1st 1905. The Rankine Power Station had two 10,000 electrical horsepower generators when it first opened.

Since 2001, it has has not been producing any power. The 25 cycle power was produced at the Rankine Station is now being produced at the Sir Adam Beck Hydro-Electric Power Generating Station #1 in a more economical manner. As part of this agreement, Ontario Power Generation is paying the Fortis Group for the amount of power that the Rankine Station would normally have produced. Rankine is being maintained in case it needs to be called into action.
Operational: no

Type of power station: Run-of-the-river

Operator: Fortis Incorporated Power Group

Visitor center: no

Date built: 1/1/1905

Type of turbine: Not listed

Generation capacity: Not listed

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