Canadian cogen start up

Commercial operations have commenced at Fort Chicago Power’s new cogeneration facility in London, Ontario, Canada.

Constructed on a site adjacent to Fort Chicago Power’s existing London District Energy System facilities, the company has entered into a 20-year Combined Heat and Power contract with the Ontario Power Authority (OPA) covering the development, operation and sale of electricity from the plant.

Meanwhile, the London District Energy System will utilize all of the steam output to provide space heating and cooling to commercial, governmental and residential buildings.

The natural gas-fired cogeneration has a capacity of 17 MWe, and approximately 52 MWth.

John O’Rourke, Vice President, Power of Fort Chicago commented: ‘This facility will add to the revenues of Fort Chicago Power through sales of electricity and will allow expansion of our existing district energy system for the benefit of businesses and other customers in London.’