- McCormick Dam
McCormick generating station Country Canada Location Baie-Comeau Coordinates Coordinates: Commission date 1952 Owner(s) Hydro-Québec 60%
Power station information Generation units 8 x Francis turbines Power generation information Maximum capacity 335 MW
The McCormick Dam is a dam and power station built on the Manicouagan river by the Quebec & Ontario Paper Company and the Canadian British Aluminium Company 3 km (1.9 mi) east of Baie-Comeau, Quebec, Canada. It is named after colonel Robert R. McCormick (1880–1955), who owned and published the Chicago Tribune.
As early as 1955, the Manicouagan Power Company planned a first expansion by adding 4 60,000 h.p. (44.8 MW) turbines, increasing the rated capacity to 292,400 h.p. (218 MW). The plant expansion was facilitated by a $C 29 million regulation dam built by Hydro-Québec downstream from Sainte-Anne Lake, on the Toulnustouc River and the upgraded facility was completed in 1959.
For over 50 years, McCormick generated power for the Baie-Comeau pulp and paper and aluminium smelting operations of its two shareholders, AbitibiBowater (60%) and Alcoa (40%). As a self generation facility, the private plant was exempt from the nationalization of the Quebec electric industry under the Hydro-Québec umbrella in 1962-1963.
Forced to reorganize under bankruptcy protection, AbitibiBowater was forced to sell its 60% share of the plant to a subsidiary of Hydro-Québec, HQ Manicouagan. The C$ 615 million transaction was completed in December 2009.
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- History of Hydro-Québec
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