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APEGA Central Alberta Branch Dickson Dam and Algonquin Power Tour

2:00 pm - 4:30 pm

Register by September 10, 2018

Central Alberta Branch invites you to a tour of the Dickson Dam and Algonquin Power.

The Dickson Dam generating station is a 15-megawatt facility located on the Red Deer River, 20 kilometres west of Innisfail in west central Alberta. The site consists of three 5-megawatt Barber turbines with Ideal Generators. The facility has been in commercial operation since January 16, 1992. The Alberta Minister of Energy controls the water management of the site's upper reservoir. All water control structures at the site (i.e. dam, intake, head gates, and spillway) are owned by the Province of Alberta and administered by the Alberta Minister of Energy.

The tour will consist of a facility presentation, a site tour of the dam, and a power house tour.

Depending on construction schedules, there may also be an opportunity to observe some construction activities taking place as part of the spillway gate replacement project.


Dickson Dam
Red Deer County,
20 km (12 mi) west of the town of Innisfail or

(50 km (31 mi) southwest of the city of Red Deer.)


September 12, 2018


2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.



Registration Deadline

September 10, 2018