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OPG considering biomass for Thunder Bay plant

February 13, 2013, Thunder Bay, ON – Ontario Power Generation says it's taking a closer look at whether the Mission Island Generating Station could be converted to burn biomass.


February 13, 2013
By CBC News

Last year, the utility suspended work on converting the Thunder Bay plant from coal to natural gas. The province will stop using coal-fired plants next year.

The plant manager for Ontario Power Generation's Northwest Thermal, which runs the plants in Thunder Bay and Atikokan, said they are looking at other options.

“I remain optimistic that [the] Thunder Bay [Generating Station] will be operational beyond 2014,” Chris Fralick told CBC News .

OPG is currently converting the Atikokan plant to burn biomass.

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