Friday, November 2, 2012

Retreat! Thunder Bay gas plant project suspended

Well done Minister..
I've noted before this project was not intelligent - converting a plant that operates very infrequently with coal to one that runs infrequently on gas.
The units are sized such that the appropriate conversion would allow co-firing of the units with biomass and coal.

Ontario’s Liberal government has suspended plans for another natural gas-fired power plant — this one in Thunder Bay.
But energy minister Chris Bentley says halting the project could save the province close to $400 million, rather than costing money for cancelation.
That’s because the plant in question, which now burns coal, belongs to government-owned Ontario Power Generation. Unlike the cancellation of power plants in Oakville and Mississauga, there are no private developers to pay off.
The Entire Article Can be Read at the Toronto Star

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