Steam-Electric Plants in Eastern Canada - other fuels
Coleson Cove
Location: NB
Operator: NB Power
Configuration: 3 X 350 MW
Operation: 1976-1977
Fuel: heavy oil
Boiler supplier: B&W
T/G supplier: Hitachi
Quick facts: In 2004, NP Power completed a $C750mn project to convert Coleson Cove to fire orimulsion. The boilers were modified to lower NOX emissions while wet ESPs and an FGD system were also added. Venezuela ceased orimulsion production at the end of 2006.

Photograph courtesy of NB Power
Posted 27 Oct 2004

Courtenay Bay
Location: NB
Operator: NB Power
Configuration: 1 X 50 MW, 1 X 13 MW, 2 X 100 MW (Unit-3 ret)
Operation: 1961-1967
Fuel: heavy oil
Boiler supplier: B&W, CE
T/G supplier: EE, BBC

Photograph courtesy of NB Power
Posted 27 Oct 2004

Dalhousie
Location: NB
Operator: NB Power
Configuration: 1 X 100 MW, 1 X 200 MW
Operation: 1969-1980 (ret)
Fuel: HFO, orimulsion
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: BBC
Quick facts: Dalhousie was converted to use orimulsion in 1994 and used this fuel until Venezuela ceased production at the end of 2006. The plant then reverted to heavy oil. Babcock & Wilcox retrofit a single-module, wet limestone FGD scrubber to Dalhousie to allow for consumption of orimulsion. The plant retired on 27 Sep 2012.

Photograph courtesy of NB Power
Posted 27 Oct 2004

Holyrood
Location: NS
Operator: Newfoundland & Labrador Hydro
Configuration: 2 X 175 MW, 1 X 150 MW
Operation: 1970-1979
Fuel: heavy oil
Boiler supplier: CE, B&W
T/G supplier: GE, Hitachi
Quick facts: HTGS is located on the south shore of Conception Bay and on average supplies 15 to 25% of Newfoundland's electricity to the 230kV grid. The stacks are 300ft (2) and 360ft tall. A marine terminal was built as part of the Holyrood complex. Unis 1&2 were refurbished and uprated in 1988/89. There are also two combustion turbines onsite.

Photograph by Joe Gibbons and courtesy of www.thetelegram.com
Posted 23 Sep 2016

Lennox
Location: ON
Operator: Ontario Power Generation
Configuration: 4 X 535 MW
Operation: 1976
Fuel: natural gas, residual oil
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Lennox is on the eastern shore of Lake Ontario near Bath and is one of the largest conventional gas- and oil-fired power stations in North America. In 1982 the station was placed in reserve due to a decrease in demand and it was subsequently reopened in 1987. Two units were again placed in reserve between 1994 and 1998. The station was converted to dual fuel capability in 1998-2000 and often uses gas in the summer and oil in winter when natural gas is needed for home heating. The stacks are 200m tall.

Photograph courtesy of Ontario Power Generation
Posted 1 Dec 2007

Tracy
Location: QC
Operator: Hydro-Quebec
Configuration: 4 X 150 MW
Operation: 1964-1968 (ret)
Fuel: heavy oil
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: Parsons
EPC: SNC Lavalin
Quick facts: This was the largest conventional, utility-owned thermal power plant in Quebec. Tracy was used sparingly and retired in 2012.

Photograph by Denis Chabot and courtesy of CCDMD
Posted 10 Jun 2006

   

Tufts Cove
Location: NS
Operator: Nova Scotia Power
Configuration: 2 X 100 MW, 1 X 150 MW
Operation: 1965-1976
Fuel: heavy oil, natural gas
Boiler supplier: Babcock & Wilcox Goldie McCulloch, B&W
T/G supplier: AEI, Howden Parsons, Parsons
Quick facts: This station is on the eastern shore of Halifax harbor. ESPs were retrofit in the 1990s at a cost of about C$32mn and in 2000, the units were coverted for dual-fuel operation. In 2002/03, two 50-MW combustion turbines were built at the site.

Photograph by Vern Equinox (wikipedia)
Posted 16 Dec 2009

Abbreviations

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

Updated 23-Sep-2016

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