WAC Bennett Dam Upgrades Coming in 2018

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The WAC Bennett Dam will welcome a bevy of upgrades in the new year.

The Hudson’s Hope based dam, which will also celebrate its 50th birthday in 2018, will be receiving its first installment on a 2 billion dollar per year plan.

The plan aims to upgrade the dam and its 13 thousand Gigawatt hour power station over the course of the next decade.

Next year’s upgrades include the replacement of core casings, electromechanical upgrades to the three spillway gates, and an upgrade to the deteriorating protective upstream rip-rap.

The upgrades are all expected to be complete before the end of 2018.

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