Kelsey Generating Station

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Kelsey Generating Station

The Kelsey Generation Station (GS) is located about 680 km (423 miles) by air from Winnipeg, and is the first Manitoba Hydro generating station on the Nelson River. It is about 137 km (85 miles) upstream from the Kettle Generating Station.

The Kelsey Generating Station was built on the upper arm of the Nelson River in northern Manitoba between 1957 and 1961 to supply the International Nickel Company's (INCO) mining and smelting operations in the Moak Lake and Mystery Lake areas. Kelsey was also built to supply electricity to the City of Thompson. Six years after completion, the generating station was linked to the province's electrical system.

The Kelsey Generating Station consists of a seven unit powerhouse, spillway, main dam and dykes and has a name plate capacity of 315.8 MW (423,500 horsepower).

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