Durham College District Energy (2.3 MW) - Oshawa

Commercial Operation on March 11, 2008

Durham College District Energy is a natural gas fired 2.4 MW combined heat and power facility that will be located at Durham College in Oshawa, Ontario. In addition to behind the meter electrical production, hot water will be provided to Durham College for space heating and domestic use.

The CHP site is located immediately adjacent to the existing Durham College high voltage substation. The plant consists of a single natural gas fired, low NOx reciprocating engine-generator set.

A single heat recovery heat exchanger is also included for the recovery of thermal energy from engine exhaust. Noise abatement measures inside the plant will ensure sound levels are kept within established limits.

Location: Oshawa, Ontario
Nameplate Capacity: 2.4 MW
OPA Contracted Capacity: 2.3 MW
Developer: Oshawa PUC Energy Services Inc.
Technology: Natural gas-fired, combined heat and power project providing hot water and behind the meter electricity for local institutional host
Generator Set: Single natural gas-fired, low NOx reciprocating engine-generator set with an exhaust heat recovery heat exchanger
Connection Point: Behind the existing meter, offsetting the electricity used by Durham College from the municipal electrical system
Commercial Operation Date: March 11, 2008


Oshawa PUC Networks Inc.

Project Contacts:

Ontario Power Authority
Media and Public Relations
T. 416-969-6307 or 
Durham College CHP

Atul Mahajan
President and CEO
Oshawa PUC Energy Services Inc.
905 723 4626 ,ext. 5260