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Sir Adam Beck Hydroelectric Generating Station

The 174 megawatt Sir Adam Beck Pump Generating Station and its 300-hectare reservoir were constructed concurrent with the Sir Adam Beck II Generating Station. Water diverted to the Sir Adam Beck generating complex is typically pumped into the reservoir at night so it can be used to generate electricity during subsequent periods of high electricity demand. Six mixed-flow variable-pitch reversible pump-turbines are installed at the pump generating station. The six pumps are capable, in a period of about eight hours, of filling the reservoir.

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