Island Falls Hydroelectric Station

Opened: 1930
Where: Churchhill River, SK
Fuel source: Hydro
Power capacity: 111 megawatts (MW)

Facts about the Island Falls Hydroelectric Station

  • This station was originally built by the Churchill River Power Company Limited. They were a subsidiary of the Hudson Bay Mining and Smelting Company (HBM&S).
  • This hydro station was built to supply power for mining operations at Flin Flon.
  • There are 7 units in total at this hydro station.
    • The first 3 units were installed when the plant was built in 1929 and 1930.
    • The fourth unit was installed in 1936 by the HBM&S. They also added 3 more units in 1938, 1947 and 1959.
  • SaskPower bought the station in 1981. We took over operations in 1985.

Hydroelectric Stations


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