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Encyclopedia > Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Power Stations

Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Power Stations are two hydro station in Niagara Falls, Ontario. The station diverts water from Niagara River above the falls and flows back into the lower portion of the river. Niagara Falls, Ontario from Niagara Falls State Park in winter Location of Niagara Falls in the Niagara Region Niagara Falls, Ontario (2001 population 78,815) is a city on the Niagara River, in the Golden Horseshoe region. ...

Adam Beck I contains 10 generators and first produced power in 1922. It was originally called the Queenston Chippawa power station and was renamed after Adam Beck in 1950 on the twenty fifth anniversary of his death. The water is diverted through a canal from the Welland River. Statue of Sir Adam Beck, located at University Avenue and Queen Street West in Toronto. ... 1950 (MCML) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Welland River is a river in the Niagara Region of southern Ontario which flows from its headwaters south of Hamilton, Ontario to empty into the Niagara River near the city of Niagara Falls, Ontario. ...

Adam Beck II contains 16 generators and first produced power in 1954. The water is diverted from the Niagara River above the falls through underground pipes. A resevior was created that allows the holding of water, diverted during the night, and then used during the day. Adam Beck II is currently undergoing major modification in the form of the Niagara Tunnel Project in order to improve its generation output. This new tunnel is expected to be in operation by late 2009. View from near Horseshoe Falls looking across the Niagara River toward Rainbow Bridge in winter Niagara Glen features many treacherous rapids downstream of Niagara Falls The Niagara River flows to the north from Lake Erie to Lake Ontario. ...


See also

  • Robert Moses Hydro-Electric Dam



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