GM Shrum Projects
Renewing aging equipment
The 1960s era turbines in GM Shrum Units 1 to 5 must be replaced to ensure ongoing reliability, availability and operational flexibility of these units, which supply about 24% of all of BC Hydro's installed generation capacity. Modern turbine design will provide an additional 177 gigawatt hours of energy annually with the same water usage.
After 40 years of reliable power, work is needed
The Gordon M. Shrum (GMS) Generating Station is a cornerstone of BC Hydro's system and supplies about 24 per cent of all of BC Hydro's installed generation capacity.
Located next to the W.A.C. Bennett Dam on the Peace River near Hudson's Hope, several projects are either underway or planned to start soon that will renew aging equipment at GMS. The most substantial projects involve the replacement of turbines in five units.
See below for a video summary of the Gordon M. Shrum upgrade.