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Ontario ends coal-fired energy generation

April 15, 2014, Thunder Bay, Ont. – Ontario has used its last piece of coal to provide power for the province.


April 15, 2014
By Canadian Biomass

April 15, 2014, Thunder Bay, Ont. – Ontario has used its
last piece of coal to provide power for the province.

 

The Thunder Bay Generating Station was the last remaining
coal-fired power plant in the province following the shut down of the Nanticoke
station at the end of December. TBGS will now make the transition to using
advanced biomass (biocoal) for energy generation, with an expected annual
volume of 15,000 tonnes of biocoal per year in order to meet consumer demand. Modifications
to TBGS will begin later this year. The plant is expected to come back online
in 2015.

 

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The elimination of coal-fired power plants in Ontario has
reduced emissions in the province by up to 30 megatons annually. The coal
plants has been replaced by a mix of natural gas, nuclear, hydroelectric,
solar, wind and biomass energy.


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