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Thorold
Location
Thorold, ON
Overview
Northland’s thermal energy plant at Thorold, Ontario, opened on budget and ahead of schedule in 2010. The highly efficient cogeneration facility generates 265 MW of electricity, enough to power to about 100,000 Ontario homes. 
 
Steam extracted from the steam turbine combines with steam from two natural-gas- and landfill-gas-fired auxiliary boilers to supply up to 350,000 pounds per hour of process steam per hour to the adjacent Resolute Forest Projects paper mill.

The facility has enabled Resolute Forest Projects to retire its aging, inefficient steam plant, improving steam supply reliability and the plant’s competitiveness while protecting the jobs of its 400 employees.

The Thorold cogeneration facility will also help Resolute Forest Projects reduce pollutant emissions since its parts per million of nitric oxide emissions are significantly lower than those produced by the paper mill's retired steam generator.

 

CONTACT:
Thorold Cogeneration Station
90 Allanburg Road
Thorold, ON L2V 0A8
905.680.5426

Technology
Cogeneration
Main Equipment
One 170 MW General Electric 7FA industrial gas turbine; one 95 MW steam turbine
Fuel
Natural gas, landfill gas
Capacity
265 MW
Opened/Acquired
2010
Agreements
OPA power purchase agreement to 2030; steam supply agreement with Resolute Foreset Projects to 2030
Northland roles
Developer, owner, operations management
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