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Barrett Chute Generating Station

Barrett Chute Generating Station

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An aerial view of Barret Chute Generating Station.

Barrett Chute Generating Station

PLANT GROUP: Eastern Operations
DRAINAGE BASIN: Ottawa River
RIVER: Madawaska
NEAREST POPULATION CENTRE: Renfrew (29 km (18 miles) north)
IN SERVICE DATE:
UNIT 1 - August 6, 1942
UNIT 2 - August 25, 1942
UNIT 3 - September 22, 1968
UNIT 4 - October 10, 1968
BUILT BY: Hydro-Electric Power Commission of Ontario
ASSET TRANSFERRED TO ONTARIO POWER GENERATION: April 1, 1999
NUMBER OF UNITS: 4
CAPACITY:  176 MW

HISTORICAL NOTE:

Barrett Chute was the first of a series of carefully correlated power developments constructed on the Madawaska River. This development bears the name of one of the early settlers in the community.