Smooth Rocks Falls 10.2 MW, 38% Power Output Increase
NORCAN successfully completed the modernization of a plant in operation since 1916. It had an existing power output of 7.4 MW. The two new NORCAN Francis vertical turbines combined capacity of 10.9 MW, increased the power output by 38%. They used the same structure (no civil work), same rated head, same rated flows! 10.2 MW Installed Capacity 2 x Francis Vertical 5134kW 128.5 RPM ∅ 100-in (2544mm). NORCAN’s scope of supply also included the onsite assembly of two split generators, due to logistic issues and the capacity limitations of the powerhouse’s crane.