Biomass Fuel Suppliers Announced By Ontario Power Generation

The Atikokan power generation plant is undergoing a major retrofit to convert to biomass fuel after using its last piece of coal in September. Ontario Power Generation is converting Atikokan to a 100% biomass fueled power generator with the largest capacity in North America. On November 21, 2012, Ontario Power Generation awarded contracts for the […]

The Atikokan power generation plant is undergoing a major retrofit to convert to biomass fuel after using its last piece of coal in September. Ontario Power Generation is converting Atikokan to a 100% biomass fueled power generator with the largest capacity in North America.

On November 21, 2012, Ontario Power Generation awarded contracts for the supply of the total 90,000 tons of biomass wood pellets to fuel the Atikokan Generating Station.

Atikokan Renewable Fuels and Resolute Forest Products Canada of Thunder Bay have been awarded contracts for the supply of 45,000 tons of biomass wood pellets each.

Frank Chiarotto, Sr. VP Hydro-Thermal, OPG said, “A lot of detailed planning has gone into the design and in selecting the right contractor and contracting strategy for the conversion project to ensure the project is delivered safely and on budget. The plant will be available in 2014 to provide safe, reliable peaking power for Northwestern Ontario.”

From The Working Forest: http://workingforest.com/biomass-fuel-suppliers-announced-ontario-power-generation/?utm_source=Monday%2C+November+26%2C+2012&utm_campaign=Monday%2C+November+26%2C+2012&utm_medium=email

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