Becker Cogeneration Plant (8.0 MW) - Hornepayne

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Becker Cogeneration Plant is a biomass fuel-fired cogeneration facility located in Hornepayne, Ontario and is adjacent to the lumber manufacturing facilities of Olav Haavaldsrud Timber Company Limited.  The facility has a total nameplate capacity of 15.0 MW, of which 8.0 MW is contracted to the OPA.  In addition to electricity production the plant provides steam to the mill for lumber drying and space heating purposes. 

Major equipment for the facility consists of an inclined grate-fired boiler burning biomass to produce high pressure steam that will be fed into a single extraction/condensing steam turbine generator.


Location: Haig Township, in the District of Algoma near the town of Hornepayne, Ontario
Nameplate Capacity: 15.0 MW
OPA Contracted Capacity: 8.0 MW
Developer: 1721027 Ontario Inc. o/a Becker Cogeneration Plant
Technology: Biomass Fuel-Fired Combined Heat and Power
Generator Set:

Teaford inclined grate-fired biomass boiler

GE turbogenerator 

Connection Point: Hydro One 44 kV Feeder 13M2 located 1 km from the site
Commercial Operation Date: February 15, 2014



Project Contacts:

Ontario Power Authority
Media and Public Relations
T. 416-969-6307 or
Becker Cogeneration Plant
Carlo Bin
President and CEO
Becker Cogeneration Plant
T. 807-868-2426