The CHP installation is expected to offset around one third of the plant’s energy use, and is planned for completion in 2015.
TMMC president Brian Krinock said, ‘For Toyota, the increased efficiency is substantial and will result in a major cost savings for our company, helping us stay competitive in the global manufacturing landscape.’
Toyota says it also plans to build a greenhouse which will use the heat from the cogeneration plant to grow vegetables for local non-profit organisations.
In planning the initiative, TMMC worked with power company Cambridge and North Dumfries Hydro (CND). Ian Miles, CND president, said, ‘This is one of the largest energy-saving initiatives in Ontario, and we are very pleased to work with Toyota. Through this collaboration, our community will benefit from improved system reliability and avoided power generation costs. Toyota’s leadership has been pivotal to the success of working towards meeting our mandated energy and demand reduction targets.’