Kettle Generating Station
- Located on Nelson River;
- Construction completed 1974;
- Cost $240 million;
- Capacity 1,220 MW;
- Twelve generating units;
- Transmission lines:
- Thirty-six intake gates, each measuring 5.9 by 13.2 m (3 gates per unit);
- Length 380 m;
- Width 60 m;
- Height 56 m (downstream side).
- Eight spillway gates, each measuring 11.4 m by 14.4 m.
Manitoba Hydro's Kettle Generating Station built on the lower Nelson River, is the second largest hydroelectric generating station in the province. Each of its 12 turbine generators (called units) is capable of producing approximately 103 MW for a combined capacity of 1,232 MW.
Kettle is located north of the 56th parallel, roughly 3 km upstream from the Canadian National Railway's river crossing near the town of Gillam. The distance from Winnipeg to Kettle is over 700 km by air.
Nelson River Generating Stations: Kettle
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Watch a short video on the history and development of this generating station.