TransAlta owns and operates the Upper Mamquam facility through its wholly owned subsidiary Canadian Hydro Developers.
At a Glance
- Technology: Synchronous generator; 1,270 metres of low pressure penstock, including a 135-metre lined tunnel section; 365 metres of high pressure penstock powerhouse with two Litostroj Horizontal Francis turbines
- 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 Upper Mamquam facility is EcoLogoM certified by the Environmental Choice Program.
Facts & Figures
Location: Squamish, BC
Capacity: (MW): 25
First on-stream: 2005
Revenue Source: LTC
Contract Expiry: 2025