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OPG Atikokan wins Groundbreaker of the Year award at IBCE

April 21, 2015 - Ontario Power Generation’s (OPG) Atikokan Generating Station has won the Groundbreaker of the Year award at the 2015 International Biomass Conference and Expo in Minneapolis, Minn.


April 21, 2015
By Andrew Snook

The award recognizes a company or organization that has significantly advanced the bioenergy industry by breaking ground and making meaningful headway on a commercial scale biomass-to-energy project. 

OPG’s Atikokan Generating Station, located near the town of Atikokan in northwestern Ontario, stopped using coal in 2012, and underwent a $170-million conversion.

It is now North America’s largest 100 per cent biomass-fuelled power plant generating renewable, dispatchable, peak capacity power.

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