Essar Cogeneration Facility (63.0 MW) - Sault Ste. Marie

Commercial Operation on June 13, 2009

Essar Cogeneration Facility is a by-product fuel fired 63.0 MW cogeneration facility located in Sault Ste Marie, Ontario. The facility will consume blast furnace and coke oven gas from Algoma Steel Inc. (ASI) to generate electricity at 34.5 kV and supply process steam for steel manufacturing operations.

The facility is located on the existing site of ASI and consists of two boilers burning by-product fuels to produce high pressure steam that is fed into a single condensing steam turbine generator. Dual controlled extraction is in place to supply process steam to ASI in addition to uncontrolled extraction for feed water heating purposes. The boilers are equipped with low NOx burners to reduce emissions.


Location: Sault Ste Marie, Ontario
Nameplate Capacity: 70 MW
OPA Contracted Capacity: 63 MW
Developer: Essar Power Canada Ltd.
Technology: Industrial by-product gas driven, combined heat and power project providing high pressure steam and electricity for steel manufacturing operations
Generator Set: Two low NOx Industrial by-product gas boilers feeding a single condensing steam turbine
Connection Point: Great Lakes Power Ltd. Patrick Street 115kV Substation, feeding the IESO grid
Commercial Operation Date: June 13, 2009



Project Contacts:


Ontario Power Authority  
Media and Public Relations
T. 416-969-6307 or 
Essar Power Canada Ltd. 

Brenda Stenta
Manager, Corporate Communications
Essar Steel Algoma Inc.
T. 705-945-2209