Beechwood is a hydroelectric power station on the Saint John River between Bath and Pert-Andover, 160 kilometers north of Fredericton. One of the smaller hydro plants in the province, Beechwood was constructed by NB Power and began operating in 1957.
It features a ‘run of the river’ design, often used at sites where limited water storage is available. In this case, the dam’s normal upstream reservoir level is roughly 18 meters above the river’s surface downstream.
The station operates with three turbines and has a generating capacity of 112 megawatts.