Laforge-2 generating station

The Laforge-2 is a hydroelectric generating station on the Laforge River, a tributary of the La Grande River, and is part of Hydro-Québec's James Bay Project. The station can generate 319 MW and was commissioned in 1996. It is considered a "run of the river" generating station since the Laforge-2 Reservoir is located much farther upstream. Together with La Grande-1, they are the only two generating stations of the James Bay Project that use a reservoir without any major waterlevel fluctuations. Thus, the amount of electricity generated by the station depends almost entirely on the waterflow of the river, which is largely controlled by upstream reservoirs and generating stations.

Laforge-2 generating station
Centrale hydroélectrique Laforge-2.jpg
Official nameCentrale Laforge-2
LocationBaie-James, Quebec, Canada
Coordinates54°35′20″N 71°16′50″W / 54.58889°N 71.28056°W / 54.58889; -71.28056Coordinates: 54°35′20″N 71°16′50″W / 54.58889°N 71.28056°W / 54.58889; -71.28056
Opening date1996
Owner(s)Hydro-Québec
Dam and spillways
ImpoundsLaforge River
Spillway capacity2,350 m3/s (82,989 cu ft/s)
Reservoir
CreatesLaforge-2 Reservoir
Surface area260 km2 (100 sq mi)
Power Station
Hydraulic head27.4 m (90 ft)
Turbines2 × 159.5 MW (Kaplan turbine)
Installed capacity319 MW
Hydro-Québec, The La Grande Complex visitor booklet, 2004, ISBN 2-550-41276-1

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