Today, the still-working air plant co-exists with the Ragged Chute hydro facility, a blend of old ingenuity with modern technology.
The Ragged Chute hydro plant was commissioned in the spring of 1991, and generates an average of 43,700 megawatt hours annually, representing a capacity utilization factor of 75 percent.
TransAlta owns and operates the Ragged Chute facility through its wholly owned subsidiary Canadian Hydro Developers.
At a Glance
- Technology:Horizontal Kaplan turbines, GE generator
- Protection of the environment is an important part of our hydro power business, as is responsible water use. We continually work with environmental and community groups to ensure habitats are protected, and that all users’ needs are heard.
- The Ragged Chute facility is EcoLogoM certified by the Environmental Choice Program.
Facts & Figures
Location: New Liskeard, ON
Capacity (MW): 7
First on-stream: 1991
Revenue Source: LTC
Contract Expiry: 2029