Ontario town considers district energy model
Dec. 7, 2016 - The northeastern Ontario town of Cochrane is in preliminary discussions with the province to see Cochrane Power supply the district instead of the provincial grid.
The district energy model would be the first of its kind in Ontario, and would result in the biomass generating plant consuming 175,000 tons per year of wood waste that currently needs to be stored in landfill.
“The approach is a modern and progressive approach to energy supply,” Cochrane Mayor Peter Politis said in a news release. “It’s a paradigm shift that could see our region take a lead role in the provinces energy plan, while making us an important part of a better Ontario going forward. While we realize that we are still very high level and that there is a lot of work to do, we’re all excited for this opportunity.”
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