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The twins

Hydro towers along a bike trail – a symbiotic relationship… All images © 2012 CKB

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OPG – Frankford Station

When originally constructed by the Sidney Electric Power Company Frankford generating station was called "Sidney Number 2". This designation has resulted in some confusion in historical records over the years with the present Sidney plant at Dam No. 2 which … Continue reading

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Now you know–Control dams

Control dams on the Trent Severn canal system keep the water at a level that is suitable for navigation and power generation. They’re also popular fishing spots and places for a nice walk, as on this winter day. Control dams … Continue reading

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A bit of the old

Located on the Trent-Severn waterway at the site of an obsolete 1-MW plant dating back to 1912, the Glen Miller hydro power plant produces 41,600 megawatt-hours (MWh) yearly, enough to meet the electricity needs of 4,000 households. The restoration and … Continue reading

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Glen Miller dam

This is one of those places – one of those places that looks really cool but for some reason I’ve just never had the opportunity to stop and look at. So… I did. This dam can be seen from both … Continue reading

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Bata Island

Bata Island, properly called Sill Island is a small island in the Trent River, just north of Frankford. The island is approximately .75 km long by about 1.5 – 2 km wide. The island is interesting in itself as a … Continue reading

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Damn cold

It was damn cold at the dam at Trent Severn lock four. This is a remotely controlled combined hydro and river control dam, one of the few that you can walk across to get to the corresponding lock. For your … Continue reading

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Healey Falls Generating Station

Adjacent to to Trent Severn locks 15 – 17, the Healey Falls Generating Station is one of those places that the owners would rather you stayed away from. I’m fascinated by hydro electric power stations and took a good look … Continue reading

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