Ashlu Creek Run-of-River Hydroelectric Plant
The Ashlu Creek run-of-river hydroelectric plant located North of Squamish, BC, uses the natural streamflow with elevation differences to generate electricity without discharging greenhouse gas emissions.
This hydroelectric project included designing a superstructure for the single-storey steel power building that houses the plant’s turbines and generators.
In collaboration with Ledcor Group, the Bush Bohlman team devised a structure that includes a curved roof form, an overhead access door, and an 80-ton overhead gantry crane to service the three electricity-generating turbines with a mezzanine and service platforms. The building also includes a metal panel and exterior glazing system.
This hydroelectric project benefits the community by reducing greenhouse gas emissions equivalent to removing 21,000 cars from the road each year while producing 265 gigawatt-hours of electricity annually