John Hart: What's happening
Replacing an aging facility
During construction of the new John Hart Generating Station, the existing facility will continue to operate. Operations will transfer to the new generating station once construction is complete.
There are four main components to the project:
- A replacement generating station with new equipment, constructed about 500-600 metres up the penstock corridor from the existing facility.
- Replacing three 1.8 kilometre pipelines (each with a diameter of 3.66 metres) with a single, 2.1 kilometre tunnel (8.1 metres in diameter).
- A new water intake at the John Hart Spillway Dam.
- A new water bypass facility.