Hydroelectricity is one of the most reliable energy sources out there and it’s renewable and does not pollute. It is also an unrivalled source of energy because of its great flexibility in meeting an increase in demand rapidly and easily. Plus, it can supplement other sources of renewable energy, such as solar and wind energy.
Water is used to generate over 60% of Canada’s electric power. And hydroelectricity is the world’s primary source of renewable energy.
Our power plants
Kruger Inc. and Kruger Energy operate 31 hydroelectric plants with a total installed capacity of 197.2 MW.
Four of these plants are located in Canada – one at the site of Kruger’s paper mill in Brompton, Québec, atwo in Newfoundland and Labrador, where Deer Lake Power supplies electricity to Corner Brook Pulp and Paper Limited, and one at Zeballos, in British Columbia. The remaining 27 hydroelectric plants are located in the United States.
Maine (total installed capacity: 11.4 MW)
- Brown's Mill
- Pittsfield (Burnham)
- Pumpkin Hill (Lowell Tannery)
- Lower Barker
- Gardiner (American Tissue)
- South Berwick
- New Dam (Estes Lake)
- Mechanic Falls (Marcal)
- Old Falls
- Upper Barker
- New York (total installed capacity: 13.6 MW)
Virginia (total installed capacity: 7.4 MW)
- Emporia (Meherrin River) (installed capacity: 2.33 MW)
- Halifax (Banister) (installed capacity: 1.710 MW)
- Lakeview (Swift Creek) (installed capacity: 0.400 MW)
- Brasfield (Appomattox River)
- Maine (total installed capacity: 11.4 MW)