CCGT Plants in Ontario
Brantford Mill
Location: ON
Operator: Sonoco Products Ltd
Configuration: 1 X 3.9 MW 501KB5S gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1993
T/G supplier: Allison, US Turbine
Quick facts: This cogen project at a paper mill runs in parallel with the gird.

Photograph courtesy of Rolls-Royce
Posted 26 Feb 2005

Brighton Beach
Location: ON
Operator: Atco Power
Configuration: 580-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2004
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: AE EnergieTecknik
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Brighton Beach is owned by a 50:50 JV of Atco Power and Ontario Power Generation.  The plant is the largest gas-fired power station in Canada and was built at the site of the former J Clark Keith power station.  Output is sold by Coral Energy.

Photograph courtesy of Atco Group
Posted 4 Aug 2004

Cardinal Power
Location: ON
Operator: Cardinal Power of Canada LP
Configuration: 156-MW, 1+1 CCGT with W501D5 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1994
HRSG supplier: Zurn
T/G supplier: WH, Brush
EPC: Northern Engineering Industries, Bracknell
Quick facts: This plant was developed by Sithe Energies and is now owned by Macquarie Power & Infrastructure. Electricity is sold to Electricity Financial Corp (OEFC) under a long-term power purchase agreement until 2014. The facility also sells steam and compressed air to Canada Starch Operating Co (CASCO) the largest corn refining plant in Canada, under a contract expiring in 2015. Natural gas is supplied under a long-term gas supply agreement with Husky Energy until 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Combined Cycle Journal
Posted 2 Jul 2007

East Windsor Cogen
Location: ON
Operator: Pristine Power Inc
Configuration: 2 X 46-MW LM6000PD gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2009
HRSG supplier: IST
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: AECON, MMM Group
Quick facts: EWCC went commercial on 9 Nov 2009. Electricity is sold to Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) connecting at 115kV through Hydro One Networks Inc and EWCC also supplies steam to the adjacent Ford Motor Co of Canada Ltd engine works. The wok scope included dual-pressure, once-through steam generators, two gas-fired auxiliary boilers, two fuel gas-compressors, distribution piping for high pressure and low pressure gas distribution to the gas turbines, the auxiliary boilers and building heating and electrical gear. On 2 Nov 2007, East Windsor Cogeneration LP completed a C$179mn private placement of secured debentures with Sun Life Financial, Manulife Financial, Canada Life and RBC Insurance with proceeds used to fund the project. The private placement was arranged by TD Securities Inc.

Photograph courtesy of Pristine Power Inc
Posted 14 Nov 2009

Goreway
Location: ON
Operator: Sithe Global Power LLC
Configuration: 905-MW, 3+1 CCGT with 7001FB gas turbines
Operation: 2009
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: GE, Siemens
EPC: SNC-Lavalin
Quick facts: Goreway went commercial on 11 Jun 2009. It is located on a 20ha site in Brampton and is connected to Hydro One's 230kV transmission system. Ontario Power Authority has a 20yr PPA with the plant. A new underground gas pipeline was built to the station by Enbridge Gas Distribution. Goreway is the largest gas-fired power plant in Canada and cost C$942mn. Sithe Global is 80% owned by Blackstone Group. The plant was delayed for about two years due to financial issues at Global Power Equipment Group.

Photograph courtesy of Sithe Global
Re-posted 28 Mar 2012

Greenfield
Location: ON
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 1,030-MW, 3+1 CCGT with W501FD2 gas turbines
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 2008
HRSG supplier: Deltak
T/G supplier: SWPC, Toshiba
EPC: Burns & Roe, Calpine
Quick facts: This project was developed by Greenfield Energy Centre LP, a 50:50 JV of Calpine and Mitsui. The site is near Sarnia and the St Clair River. Two 230kV transmission lines connect to the Hydro One Lambton Substation. Commercial operation was on 18 Oct 2008.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine
Posted 12 May 2012

Iroquois Cogen
Location: ON
Operator: Northland Power
Configuration: 120-MW, 2+1 CCGT with LM6000PD gas turbines CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1996
HRSG supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Delta Catalytic Engineering & Construction
Quick facts: This cogen plan is on the Abitibi River 80km northeast of Timmins. The plant sells process steam to a nearby AbitibiBowater pulp and paper mill. Northland replaced the original gas turbines with new GE turbines in 2003. This increased power generation capacity by about 10%

Photograph by Markus C (Panoramio)
Posted 17 Jan 2011

Pearson Airport
Location: ON
Owner: Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Configuration: 117-MW, 2+1 CCGT with LM6000PD gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2005
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Innovative Steam Technologies
T/G supplier: GE, Demag Delaval
EPC: SNC-Lavalin
Quick facts: This was the first plant of its kind in Canada and supplies electricity plus thermal energy for heating and cooling. Pearson Airport’s peak electrical demand is about 38 MW and this is expected to rise to about 70 MW by 2015. Surplus electricity is sold to the grid under a Clean Energy Supply contract between GTAA and Ontario Power Authority. Development began in 1998 and studies began in 2002/03 following provincial deregulation of electricity supply in May 2002. In Jan 2004, the GTAA Board voted to proceed with the construction of the plant and hired SNC-Lavalin as EPC and operations contractor. Construction started in Jul 2004 and the plant went online in Feb 2006.

Photograph courtesy of Greater Toronto Airports Authority
Posted 17 Feb 2007

Portlands
Location: ON
Operator: Portlands Energy Centre
Configuration: 550-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2008-2009
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
EPC: SNC-Lavalin
Quick facts: The Portlands Energy Centre project was launched in 2002 by a 50:50 partnership of Ontario Power Generation and TransCanada. The site is adjacent to the retired 1,200-MW Hearn power station in an industrial section of Toronto's Portlands district. Construction was declared complete on 23 Apr 2009, somewhat ahead of schedule and under budget at a final cost of CND$730mn.

Photograph courtesy of Portlands Energy Centre
Re-posted 27 Dec 2010

St Clair Energy
Location: ON
Operator: St Clair Power LP
Configuration: 635-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines
Operation: 2009
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: FW
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Fluor
Quick facts: This plant has equipment from Units 3&4 of a partially-built, four-unit CCGT in Nelson Township, IL. The EPC contractors were NEPCO and PCL. In Nov 2000, the project was acquired by NRG from LS Energy. Construction was suspended in Sep 2002 and the site sold to Invenergy in Aug 2004 for $19.5mn. In Jun 2007, Fluor was awarded the EPC work for the Ontario plant. This is a gas-only plant with fuel supplied by Union Gas Distribution. St Clair Energy Centre went commercial on 30 Mar 2009 and is connected to the Hydro One system. Power is sold into the Ontario electricity market administered by the Independent Electricity System Operator. The plant is owned by Invenergy Investment Co LLC and Stark Investment.

Photograph courtesy of Ontario Power Authority
Posted 10 Dec 2009

Thorold
Location: ON
Operator: Norhtland Power Inc
Configuration: 305-MW, 1+2 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbine
Operation: 2010
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE, Siemens, Shin Nippon
EPC: V K Mason Construction Co
Quick facts: This CHP is adjacent to an Abitibi-Consolidated Co of Canada (ACCC) paper mill and is on land owned by the paper company. Initial development began in 1997 and the project was bid into OPA's Apr 2006 CHP solicitation. Major equipment for the project consists of the GT, a fired HRSG, an extraction/condensing steam turbine generator (STG), a 9-MW back-pressure steam turbine generator, and two FW auxiliary boilers capable of burning natural gas as well as landfill gas. The facility supplies up to 350,000 pph of steam to the ACCC mill and allowed existing steam boilers to shutdown. The project was financed by Northland Power Inc, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Co, Sun Life Assurance Co of Canada, Bank of Montreal, and Northland Power Income Fund.

Photograph courtesy of Ontario Power Authority
Posted 11 Apr 2010

Whitby Mill
Location: ON
Operator: Calpine Corp
Configuration: 1 X 56 MW Trent 60 gas turbine CHP
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1996
HRSG supplier: Innovative Steam Technologies
T/G supplier: Rolls-Royce, Brush
EPC: Westinghouse
Quick facts: This was the first Trent 60 in service for power generation outside the UK. The steam host is Atlantic Packaging. The HRSGs are fired and there are two backup auxiliary boilers.

Photograph courtesy of Rolls-Royce
Posted 26 Feb 2005

 
Windsor-Essex
Location: ON
Operator: TransAlta Cogeneration LP
Configuration: 80-MW, 1+1 CCGT with LM6000 gas turbine
Operation: 1996
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter Eriksen
T/G supplier: GE, MHI
EPC: Stone & Webster
Quick facts: Steam is sold to an adjacent Chrysler factory.

Photograph courtesy of Nooter Eriksen
Posted 22 Dec 2004

York Energy Center
Location: ON
Operator: Veresen Inc
Configuration: 2 X 200 MW SGT6-5000F gas turbines
Operation: 2012
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Siemens
EPC: Power Engineers, Lill & DiFazio Constructors Canada Corp
Quick facts: YEC was proposed in response to the Ontario Power Authority's (OPA) 2008 Request for Proposals for northern York Region and lead developer Pristine Power opbtained a 20yr PPA with Ontario Power Authoirty. Construction started in Sep 2010 and COD was 9 May 2012. The $338mn project is in the Township of KIng and is a 50:50 JV with Harbert Power LLC.

Photograph courtesy of Veresen Inc
Posted 23 Nov 2012

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 23-Nov-2012

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