Edison Sault Electric Company's (ESELCO) hydroelectric plant in
Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan, was originally constructed at the turn of the
century to house 78 horizontal, tandem-mounted, camelback turbines of
various manufacture. The original distribution of turbines consisted of:
41 - Webster, Camp & Lane units (Nos. 2 thru 42);
22 - S. Morgan Smith units (Nos. 44 thru 65);
15 - Wellman, Seaver & Morgan Company units (Nos. 66 thru 80).
Subsequent to original construction, turbine/generator unit Nos. 2 thru 4
were taken out of commission in order to use the space for a fishery. Unit
Nos. 41, 42, 44 and 45 are devoted to providing power to four (2) DC
generators for exciting the remaining 71 AC generators. At present the
total generation capacity at the ESELCO plant consists of 71 operating
turbine/generator units of approximately 500 kW capacity each.
Woods, Judson; Voigt, Richard L., Jr.; Gulliver, John S..
Performance Test of Hydroelectric Generating Units at the Sault Ste. Marie Power Station.
St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory.
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