OPG Ragged Rapids Generating Station

Bala, ON
Date:September 2014

Project Description and Scope:

The State Group was awarded a contract from Ontario Power Generation Central Plant Group, at the Ragged Rapids Generating Station for the Electrical, Control and Protection Upgrades.

Ragged Rapids Station is located on the Musquash River South of Bala Ontario. The facility was placed in service in 1938 and has a maximum continuous rating of 8.3MW.

The scope of work entailed replacing 6.6kV metal switchgear with new arc resistant gear to meet current safety standards. Additionally, replacement of the generator output cable, installation of a new protection and control system and a new Kaplan hydraulic unit for the control of the actuator system.

This project was successfully completed ahead of schedule, with a duration of approximately 12 weeks, allowing OPG to commence the necessary commissioning.