February 9, 2022 11am ET: McMaster SYP: The Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Dam, with Ben LeBlanc
Are you interested in learning about how hydro dams are designed, constructed, operated, and maintained? Come and join CWRA McMaster on Wednesday, February 9th at 11am to hear from Ben LeBlanc, Senior Manager at Ontario Power Generation (OPG).
Ben will be focusing his talk on how the Sir Adam Beck Hydro Dam was built, including the underground tunnel construction that diverted the Niagara River to the Dam. The Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Generating Stations were the first large-scale hydroelectric generation project in the world and is classified as a National Historic Site of Canada. The entire generating complex produces about 12,300 gigawatt-hours of energy each year – about 40 per cent of OPG’s hydroelectric production, or about nine per cent of Ontario’s energy needs.
This event is free and open to all interested attendees.