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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Great Falls Generating Station (Winnipeg River, RM of Alexander)

Construction of this hydroelectric generating station on the Winnipeg River in the Rural Municipality of Alexander, by the Winnipeg Electric Railway Company, began in 1914 but was halted by the First World War. Work resumed in 1919 and was completed by 1928. The station started producing electricity in 1922 and, by the time it was fully operational, it produced 129 megawatts. It was developed by the Winnipeg Electric Railway Company, a forerunner of Manitoba Hydro which operates the plant today.

A plaque and turbine near the station were erected as a tribute to the pioneers of the hydro electric industry in Manitoba.

Great Falls Generating Station

Great Falls Generating Station (May 1993)
Source: George Penner

Great Falls Generating Station

Great Falls Generating Station (2000)
Source: George Penner

Great Falls Generating Station commemorative plaque and turbine

Great Falls Generating Station commemorative plaque and turbine (July 2017)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N50.46309, W96.00767
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Winnipeg Electric Railway Company / Winnipeg Electric Company

Sources:

This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 November 2019

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