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We're working on a project to convert biogas from the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant into electricity and thermal energy. If approved, our proposed cogeneration plant could be producing more than 9MW of energy by 2017.

 

 

How it works

    • Biogas is a bi-product of the waste water treatment process and provides methane for the cogeneration plant
    • Methane is converted into electricity and heat to be returned to the treatment plant
    • In the event of a power outage, the cogeneration plant can provide thermal and emergency standby capacity to the Ashbridges Bay Treatment Plant

 

Construction timelines

Pending a number of approvals and permits, construction may begin in early 2016.

 

Status of the project

The project has been submitted under the Independent Electricity System Operator's saveONenergy Process and Systems Upgrade Initiative Program.

We're currently applying for an amendment to an existing Renewable Energy Approval (REA) with the Ministry of Environment and Climate Change (MOECC) under Ontario Regulation 359/09.

Supporting documents for this application process can be found here: