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Seven Sisters Hydroelectric Dam, Manitoba

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Almost all of the electricity generated in the province of Manitoba is clean hydroelectric power.  Some argue that the plants are large and unsightly, but once they have been built, they churn our clean power.  There are a number of such plants in Manitoba, many of them located on its eastern edge.
The Seven Sisters Generating Station is the largest hydroelectric plant on the Winnipeg River.  I’d first visited this plant when I was a young boy and have been back a few times since, my last visit a few years ago.

Constructions on the Seven Sisters station started in 1929 and the plant was operational, generating power, in 1931 — 75 megawatts from three turbine-generators.  An expansion of the station began …

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