Diesel and Gas-Engine Power Plants in Canada
Cap-aux-Meules
Location: QC
Operator: Hydro-Quebec
Configuration: 6 X 11.5-MW 16ZA40S engines
Operation: 1991
Fuel: heavy oil
E/G supplier: Sulzer, Siemens
EPC: HMI Construction
Quick facts: This is the main PS on Iles-de-la-Madeleine. Six new generators replaced 21 old gensets of varios sizes and vintages. The new plant cost C$237. The H-Q system on Iles-de-la-Madeleinhas 60km of 69kV line and 320km of sub-transmission line.

Photograph courtesy of HMI Construction
Posted 4 Feb 2017

Cape Dorset
Location: Nunavut
Operator: Qulliq Energy Corporation
Configuration: 1 X 300 kW, 2 X 540 kW
Operation: 1973-1980
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
Quick facts: This is a baseload DPP in the Hamlet of Cape Dorset. A replacement diesel station is in planning.

Photograph courtesy of www.cbc.ca
Posted 21 Mar 2016

Clover Bar Landfill
Location: Alberta
Operator: EPCOR Generation
Configuration: 3 X 1.6 MW G3520 engines
Operation: 2005
Fuel: landfill gas
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
EPC: Finning

Photograph courtesy of EPCOR Generation
Posted 14 Oct 2006

Eastview Landfill
Location: Ontario
Operator: Ecotricity Guelph Inc
Configuration: 3 X 925 kW G3516 SITA engines
Operation: 2005
Fuel: landfill gas
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
Quick facts: This plant is operated by a subsidiary of Guelph Hydro Inc. The landfill site was opened in 1961 and was closed in 2003 with approximately 4mn tons of solid waste in place. Wells were spaced 40m apart and were drilled to an average depth of 15 to 20m. Because gas production is declining, the developer has been contracted with lowered generating capacity in the second half of a 20yr power purchase contract with Ontario Power Authority. The facility is connected to a 13.8kV feeder owned and operated by Guelph Hydro Electric Systems Inc.

Photograph courtesy of Ontario Power Authority
Posted 1 Jul 2006

Hartland Landfill
Location: BC
Operator: Maxim Power Corp
Configuration: 1 X 1.6 MW 3532 engine
Operation: 2004
Fuel: landfill gas
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
EPC: Finning
Quick facts: This project is in the Capital Regional District (CRD) near Victoria. Finning Power Systems has a long-term contract with Maxim to operate and maintain the plant and power is sold to BC Hydro under a long-term PPA.

Photograph courtesy of Maxim Power Corp
Posted 12 Sep 2009

Lafleche Landfill
Location: Ontario
Operator: Energy Ottawa Inc
Configuration: 4 X 1.05 MW GC 320 GS-LL engines CHP
Operation: 2013
Fuel: landfill gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: Integrated Gas Recovery Services Inc
Quick facts: In Apr 2010, Lafleche was approved by OPA as part of the FIT program using methane produced by the onsite BioReactor system. The overall scheme has a series of vertical extraction wells, a fully enclosed flare, and the 4 gensets with heat recovery to assist BioReactor operations.

Photograph courtesy of Hydro Ottawa
Posted 12 Sep 2015

Meadowbank Mine
Location: Nunavut
Operator: Agnico Eagle Mines LtdĀ 
Configuration: 6 X 4.4-MW 3616 engines
Operation: 2010
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
EPC: Toromont
Quick facts: The Meadowbank open-pit gold mine is in the Nunavut Territory north of Baker Lake. The baseload power station equipment was delivered during the annual 2mo sea lift window

Photograph courtesy of Agnico Eagle Mines Ltd
Posted 31 Oct 2015

St-Pierre
Location: St-Pierre-et-Miquelon
Operator: EDF Saint-Pierre-et-Miquelon
Configuration: 2 x 2.4 MW, 3 x 4.7 MW, 1 x 1.6 MW
Operation: 1981-1985
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: SEMT
Quick facts: This is the main power station in the French overseas territory of St-Pierre-et-Miquelon, a grouping of small, rocky islands located 20km off Newroundland's Burin Peninsula. The power station is being replaced by a new DPP located directly behind the old site. This should complete in 2014/15.

Photograph courtesy of EDF
Posted 15 Sep 2013

Trail Road Landfill
Location: Ontario
Operator: Power Trail Inc
Configuration: 5 X 1.06 MW GC 320 GS-LL engines
Operation: 2007
Fuel: landfill gas
E/G supplier: Jenbacher
EPC: Integrated Gas Recovery Services Inc
Quick facts: PowerTrail Inc is a joint venture of Energy Ottawa and Integrated Gas Recovery Services Inc. Landfill gas is from the Trail Road Landfill Site and the adjacent Nepean Landfill which are generating gas at 2,600 to 3,000 m³/hr. It is expected that the gas resource will support the power plant for 20yrs. The plant is connected to Hydro Ottawa's Fallowfield Substation, which required 3.2km of new overhead line and 170m of underground cable. Annual production is expected to be 41,000 MWh/yr.

Photograph courtesy of Ontario Power Authority
Posted 6 Mar 2007

University of Regina EEC
Location: Saskatchewan
Operator: University of Regina
Configuration: 3 X 1.25 MW KTA50 engines
Operation: 2004
Fuel: diesel oil
E/G supplier: Cummins
EPC: ECM Engineering, Dominion Construction
Quick facts: The C$4.45mn Emergency Energy Centre was completed in Jul 2004 and houses the generators, 25kV switchgear, and cabling necessary to provide up to 72hr of backup power for  the 15-building, 232,258m² campus. This was the first installation of its type in Canada.

Photograph courtesy of University of Regina
Posted 19 Nov 2008

Warden Energy Centre
Location: Ontario
Operator: Markham District Energy Inc
Configuration: 2 X 2.6-MW G3520C engines CHP
Operation: 2008
Fuel: natural gas
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
EPC: Toromont
Quick facts: Opened 2 Jun 2008, this facility supplies electricity for the grid and thermal energy heat for Markham Centre where it is used to heat and cool commercial, residential and institutional buildings. The site is owned by the Town of Markham and leased by Markham District Energy.

Photograph courtesy of Ontario Power Authority
Posted 26 Sep 2009

Woodward Water Treatment
Location: Ontario
Operator: Hamilton Renewable Power Inc
Configuration: 1 X 1.6 MW G3520C engine CHP
Operation: 2006
Fuel: digester gas
E/G supplier: Caterpillar
Quick facts: This engine burns about 17,000m³/day of digester gas from the City of Hamilton's Woodward Avenue WWTP. The new engine displaces about 25% of the facility's electrical load. Hot water is used for space heating as well as for heating the digesters.

Photograph courtesy of Ontario Power Authority
Posted 2 Jul 2006

Abbreviations

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

Updated 04-Feb-2017

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