Waneta Dam Expansion

About this project

The project was completed in 2015 by the Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership, a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation, and Columbia Basin Trust. Located in the Columbia-Kootenay region, immediately downstream of the Waneta Dam on the Pend d’Oreille River, the expansion at the Waneta Dam generates enough clean, renewable, cost-effective electricity to power about 60,000 homes per year – all from water that would otherwise be spilled. In addition to injecting more than $300 million into the local economy, this project created jobs for more than 1,400 people, including 194 apprenticeships from 13 different trades.

Waneta Dam Expansion

The project was completed in 2015 by the Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership, a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation, and Columbia Basin Trust. Located in the Columbia-Kootenay region, immediately downstream of the Waneta Dam on the Pend d’Oreille River, the expansion at the Waneta Dam generates enough clean, renewable, cost-effective electricity to power about 60,000 homes per year – all from water that would otherwise be spilled. In addition to injecting more than $300 million into the local economy, this project created jobs for more than 1,400 people, including 194 apprenticeships from 13 different trades.

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The project was completed in 2015 by the Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership, a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation, and Columbia Basin Trust. Located in the Columbia-Kootenay region, immediately downstream of the Waneta Dam on the Pend d’Oreille River, the expansion at the Waneta Dam generates enough clean, renewable, cost-effective electricity to power about 60,000 homes per year – all from water that would otherwise be spilled. In addition to injecting more than $300 million into the local economy, this project created jobs for more than 1,400 people, including 194 apprenticeships from 13 different trades.

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Waneta Dam Expansion

The project was completed in 2015 by the Waneta Expansion Limited Partnership, a partnership between Fortis Inc., Columbia Power Corporation, and Columbia Basin Trust. Located in the Columbia-Kootenay region, immediately downstream of the Waneta Dam on the Pend d’Oreille River, the expansion at the Waneta Dam generates enough clean, renewable, cost-effective electricity to power about 60,000 homes per year – all from water that would otherwise be spilled. In addition to injecting more than $300 million into the local economy, this project created jobs for more than 1,400 people, including 194 apprenticeships from 13 different trades.