PLANT GROUP: Ottawa/St. Lawrence Plant Group
DRAINAGE BASIN: Ottawa River
NEAREST POPULATION CENTRE: Renfrew (22 KM (14 Miles) North)
IN SERVICE DATE: November 1917
ACQUIRED BY HYDRO-ELECTRIC POWER COMMISSION OF ONTARIO: 1929
FROM: M.J. O'Brien Limited
ASSET TRANSFERRED TO ONTARIO POWER GENERATION: April 1, 1999
NUMBER OF UNITS: 2
CONTROL: Remote from Chenaux GS
The Calabogie plant was constructed and developed during World War I by the Calabogie Light and Power Company. The building of the plant was a remarkable achievement in that within seven months from the start, power was available. The speed of construction was materially accelerated by the use of equipment already built for another plant, but adapted to the requirements of this project with immaterial changes. The development was owned and operated by M.J. O'Brien Limited of Renfrew, Ontario.
Three solid brick houses were built for the operators on the highland immediately above the powerhouse. They were modern in every aspect and were located so that they commanded an excellent view of the forebay and view above the powerhouse.