Energy in the making in the heart of
the boreal forest
For most people, Baie‑James is synonymous
with three things: wide‑open spaces, the boreal forest and large
hydropower projects. You probably remember hearing about the construction of
one such project, the La Grande complex, which took place from 1970
I’m less powerful than my four sisters,
LG‑2, LG‑2A, LG‑3 and LG‑4, but I’m still the second
most powerful run‑of‑river generating station (after Beauharnois)
and the seventh most powerful in Québec, all categories combined.
To build me, 640,000 cubic metres of concrete were
needed, enough to build a sidewalk from Montréal to Miami.
That’s a lot!
Would you like to tour a huge hydropower facility?
Come see me turbine the waters of the Grande Rivière before it flows into
Baie James (James Bay). And feel free to ask my guides all your questions.
Their knowledge is almost as vast as the territory surrounding me!
You can continue your excursion with a visit to
Chisasibi, the nearby Cree community, and soak your feet in the waters of
the bay. Truly refreshing!