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|Kettle Generating Station is located on the lower Nelson River approximately 700 km northeast of the City of Winnipeg and approximately 3 km upstream from the Canadian National Railway's river crossing near the Town of Gillam. The site can be accessed by air via Gillam or by road and rail from the City of Thompson.|
The construction of the Kettle Generating Station started in the spring of 1966 and was officially opened in 1973. The Kettle Generating Station is a run-of-river hydroelectric generating facility consisting of an intake structure, a 12-unit powerhouse with a generating capacity of 1,252.8 MW, main earth dams, ancillary dams and dykes, and an 8-bay spillway.
The forebay has a total area of 337 sq. km (210.6 sq. miles) and a fetch length of approximately 36 km (22.5 miles).