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Canyon Creek Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project

Technology Type
Rated Power 75000 kW
URL More about Canyon Creek Pumped Hydro Energy Storage Project
Canyon Creek is Alberta's first ever Pumped Hydro Energy Storage project to receive approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission and the Alberta Legislature. It is designed to be closed loop, off-stream energy storage. In its first Phase (currently approved) it will provide 75MW for up to 37 hours of storage. It can be expanded within the same footprint to 400MW for about 7hrs of storage. It is envisioned to be on-line in mid 2021.
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Project Status
Status Announced
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Siting
Location

Emerson Road
Hinton, Alberta T7V 1C6
Canada

ISO/RTO AESO
Utility Altalink
Utility Type Investor Owned
Paired Grid Resource Transmission
Paired Grid Resource Grid
Project Includes Multiple Systems No
Ownership & Value Chain Partners
Ownership Model Third-Party-Owned
Equity Owner 1 Turning Point Generation
Equity Owner 1 Percent 100%
Developer Turning Point Generation
Cost & Performance
Projected Project Lifetime 50 years
Performance Performance metrics not available
Benefits
Service Use Case Electric Energy Time Shift
Electric Supply Capacity
Electric Supply Reserve Capacity - Spinning
Electric Supply Reserve Capacity - Non-Spinning
Load Following (Tertiary Balancing)
Renewables Capacity Firming
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