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November 10, 2021

Atikokan Biomass Power Plant, Canada

By Carmen

Atikokan Biomass Power Plant is a 205MW biopower project. It is located in Ontario, Canada. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in September 2014.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 205 205 Active Ontario, Canada Ontario Power Generation

Description

The project is developed and owned by Ontario Power Generation.

The project cost is $170m.

The process of combustion has been adopted in this project to release the stored energy from the feed. Wood pellets which is a kind of wood by-product is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

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The project got commissioned in September 2014.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Ontario Power Authority under a power purchase agreement.

Contractors Involved

Babcock & Wilcox Enterprises supplied steam boiler for the project.

About Ontario Power Generation

Ontario Power Generation Inc (OPG) is an electric utility. It generates and sells energy. The company produces power using hydro, nuclear, and thermal sources. OPG has long-term lease arrangement and related agreements with Bruce Power LP related to the Bruce nuclear generating stations. It also provides nuclear waste management, ancillary and detritiation services; dimensioning services for nuclear generating stations and other facilities; and sells heavy water and isotopes. OPG trades electricity, financial energy, financial risk management energy products, and energy-related products with counterparties in Ontario and neighboring energy markets. The company is owned by the Province of Ontario. OPG is headquartered in Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Methodology

All power projects included in this report are drawn from GlobalData’s Power Intelligence Center. The information regarding the project parameters is sourced through secondary information sources such as electric utilities, equipment manufacturers, developers, project proponent’s – news, deals and financial reporting, regulatory body, associations, government planning reports and publications. Wherever needed the information is further validated through primary from various stakeholders across the power value chain and professionals from leading players within the power sector.

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