Thunder Bay Generating Station burns biomass
Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) Thunder Bay Generating Station (TBGS) is now able to produce renewable power after being successfully converted to use advanced biomass.
'Ontario is a leader in building a clean energy system, and the completion of the conversion to use advanced biomass at Thunder Bay is key to building a cleaner future for the people of our province,' says Bob Chiarelli, Minister of Energy.
OPG is also supporting biomass research through its sponsorship of the OPG Bioenergy Learning Research Centre at Confederation College in Thunder Bay. Like OPG's Atikokan Generating Station, TBGS has the flexibility to respond to changes in electricity demand and provide dispatchable power when it is most required.
'Using advanced biomass to generate renewable electricity is a new area of development for the electricity industry,' adds OPG president and CEO Tom Mitchell. 'We are pleased to be at the forefront of this exciting new and innovative technology.'