Renewable Projects in Ontario

Renewable energy (IESO figures as of June 2015)

Type

Total MW

Hydro-electric

8,462

Bio-fuel

455

Solar

40

Wind

2,925

Total renewable projects 11,882 MW

From http://www.mei.gov.on.ca/en/energy/renewable/index.php?page=new-energy-projects

Project

Capacity (MW)

Status

Bio-Energy

   

Halton Landfill (Oakville Hydro Energy Services Inc.)

2.10

In Service

Britannia Landfill (Integrated Gas Recovery Services Inc.)

5.60

In Service

West Lorne BioOil (West Lorne BioOil Co-Generation LP)

10.00

In Service

Total Bio-Energy projects

17.70

 

Bio-Mass

   

Terryland Farms Biogas-- St. Eugene

0.18

In Service

Bayview Greenhouses Biogas System-- Jordan Station

0.25

In Service

Donnandale Farms Inc. -- Stirling

0.50

In Service

Delft Blue Veal Inc - Biogas-- Hamilton

0.50

In Service

Ledgecroft Farms - Biogas System -- Seeley's Bay

0.50

In Service

East Quarry Landfill Gas Utilization-- Glenridge Gas Utilization Inc.

1.06

In Service

Sarnia Landfill Renewable Energy Project

1.60

In Service

Hamilton Community Energy Digester Gas Project-- Hamilton

1.60

In Service

Eastview Landfill Gas Energy Plant-- Guelph Hydro Generation Company (Guelph)

2.50

In Service

Petrolia Renewable Energy Project

3.20

In Service

Thunder Bay Landfill Gas Utilization

3.20

In Service

Trail Road Landfill Gas Generating Station-- Energy Ottawa (Ottawa)

5.00

In Service

Waterloo Landfill Gas Power Plant-- Toromont Energy Limited

6.23

In Service

WM Ottawa Landfill Gas to Energy-- Ottawa

6.40

In Service

Total Bio-Mass projects

32.71

 

According to http://www.opg.com/power/thermal/repowering/

OPG has been exploring options to “repower” (change fuel in) some of its coal-fuelled electricity generating stations with natural gas and/or forest or agriculture-based biomass. Repowering these stations allows continued use of existing facilities owned by the people of Ontario, costs less than building new stations, reduces greenhouse gas emissions considerably, provides effective back up for growing intermittent renewable electricity sources like wind and solar and maintains employment and economic benefits in the station communities.

From http://www.opg.com/pdf/biomassfs2011.pdf

OPG is targeting the Atikokan Generating Station to be the first station converted to biomass fuel. Atikokan achieved full electricity output on wood pellets during tests in 2008. Successful tests have also been completed at the Thunder Bay, Lambton and Nanticoke generating stations.

And from http://www.opg.com/power/thermal/atikokan.asp

OPG is moving ahead with planning and approvals for repowering Atikokan GS from coal to wood-fibre biomass in 2013.