Becker Cogeneration Plant (8.0 MW) - Hornepayne

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 will provide 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
Target Commercial Operation Date: Q4 2013

Project Progress (September 30, 2013)

  • Biomass and ash handling systems were commissioned. Instrumentation, turbine governing and controls systems are being commissioned. 
  • Testing of the boiler pressure and caustic boil-out was completed
  • Biomass storage piles were prepared for operation



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