Feature Photo — The Powerhouse, Salve Falls, Canada

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The Powerhouse — Slave Falls, British Columbia, Canada

Rows upon rows of meters were once used to monitor the generators at the Stave Falls Powerhouse – a decommissioned powerhouse-turned museum. The meters all show zero now, but for close to 100 years, they informed operators about the status of the generators. 

Once British Columbia’s largest hydroelectric power source, the powerhouse was replaced in 2000 as part of a major project which increased the installed capacity of the power plant from 52.5 MW to 90 MW. 

— Peter Mayer, Senior Consultant