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Historic Sites of Manitoba: Great Falls Generating Station (Winnipeg River, RM of Alexander)

Construction of this hydroelectric generating station on the Winnipeg River in the Rural Municipality of Alexander, by the Winnipeg Electric Railway Company, began in 1914 but was halted by the First World War. Work resumed in 1919 and was completed by 1928. The station started producing electricity in 1922 and, by the time it was fully operational, it produced 129 megawatts. It was developed by the Winnipeg Electric Railway Company, a forerunner of Manitoba Hydro which operates the plant today.

Great Falls Generating Station

Great Falls Generating Station (May 1993)
Source: George Penner

Great Falls Generating Station

Great Falls Generating Station (2000)
Source: George Penner

Site Location (lat/long): N50.46309, W96.00767
denoted by symbol on the map above

See also:

Manitoba Business: Winnipeg Electric Railway Company / Winnipeg Electric Company


This page was prepared by George Penner and Gordon Goldsborough.

Page revised: 7 June 2019

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