Great Northern Tri-Gen Facility (11.3 MW) - Kingsville

Commercial Operation on October 31, 2008

Great Northern Tri-Gen Facility is a natural gas-fired 12 MW combined heat and power facility that operates on the property of Great Northern Hydroponics, in Kingsville, Ontario. In addition to electricity production, hot water and carbon dioxide from the cogeneration facility is used by Great Northern Hydroponics for heating and fertilizing crops in the existing 50 acre hydroponics greenhouse.

The cogeneration facility consists of four (4) reciprocating gas engine generating units located inside a separate building, treated with acoustic insulation to minimize noise levels. The generating units are equipped with a selective catalytic reducer to treat the exhaust. Any carbon dioxide that is generated is used by the hydroponics greenhouse.

Location: Kingsville, Ontario
Nameplate Capacity: 12 MW
OPA Contracted Capacity: 11.3 MW
Developer: Soave Hydroponics Company
Technology: Natural gas-fired, combined heat and power project providing electricity generation, hot water and carbon dioxide to local host (greenhouse)
Generator Set: Four (4) reciprocating gas engine generating units with selective catalytic reducer (SCR) emission controls
Connection Point: Hydro One 27.6kV distribution system to feed into the Ontario electricity market administrated by the Independent Electricity System Operator
Commercial Operation Date: October 31, 2008


Soave - Great Northern Hydroponics

Project Contacts:

Ontario Power Authority
Media and Public Relations
T. 416-969-6307 or 
Great Northern Tri-Gen

Guido van het Hof
Soave Hydroponics
T. 519-322-2000