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January 28, 2022

Chapais Biomass Power Plant, Canada

By Carmen

Chapais Biomass Power Plant is a 28MW biopower project. It is located in Quebec, Canada. The project is currently active. It has been developed in single phase. Post completion of construction, the project got commissioned in July 1995.

Project Type Total Capacity (MW) Active Capacity (MW) Pipeline Capacity (MW) Project Status Project Location Project Developer
Biopower 28 28 Active Quebec, Canada HMI Construction


The project was developed by HMI Construction and is currently owned by Chapais Energie.

Wood waste which is a kind of wood by-product is used as a feedstock to power the project.

Development Status

The project got commissioned in July 1995.

Power Purchase Agreement

The power generated from the project is sold to Hydro-Quebec under a power purchase agreement for a period of 24 years.

Contractors Involved

Northland Power is the O&M contractor for the project.

About HMI Construction

HMI Construction Inc (HMI) is a construction company that offers industrial construction and project management services. The company offers services such as design development, planning and scheduling, feasibility studies, implementation, values engineering, design and implementation, general and specialized construction, start-up and performance tests, contracting and pre-operational verification services. Its projects include Hugh L. Keenleyside Dam, Des Cedres Generating Station, Gordon M. Shrum Generating Station, La Tuque Power Station, Central Rapids of the Islands, Ruskin Dam, Ajax Steam Plant Revitalization and Paugan Generating Station, among others. The company operates through its offices located in Boucherville, Quebec and Langley, Canada. HMI is headquartered in Boucherville, Quebec, Canada.


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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