Trent Valley Cogeneration Plant (6.7 MW) - Trenton

Courtesy of Toromont Energy Ltd.
Used with permission.

The Trent Valley Cogeneration Plant is a 6.7 MW natural gas-fired cogeneration power plant. The plant produces 115,000 lbs/hr of thermal energy in the form of steam for the Sunoco Canada Trent Valley Paper Mill located in Trenton, Ontario.

Major equipment consists of the following: 

  • One (1) Solar Taurus 70 combustion turbine generator package fuelled by natural gas 
  • One (1) heat recovery steam generator (HRSG) equipped with a supplementary natural gas-fired duct burner 
  • One (1) Caterpillar 3412TA standby generator

Natural gas is the fuel for the facility and is supplied via Union Gas Distribution infrastructure. The facility is connected to Hydro One Networks Inc. and supplies 44 kV at the Sidney T.S., which feeds into the Ontario electricity market administered by the Independent Electricity System Operator.

Location: Trenton, Ontario
Nameplate Capacity: 6.7 MW
Developer: Sonoco Products
Technology: Natural gas-fired, cogeneration
Engines: One (1) Solar Taurus 70 Gas Turbine Generator
Commercial Operation Date: The plant originally reached commercial operation in November, 2000
OPA Contract Term Commencement Date: January 1, 2006


Sonoco Products

Project Contacts:

Ontario Power Authority
Media and Public Relations
T. 416-969-6307 or 
Sonoco Canada Corporation
Jason Giffen - Plant Manager
T. 613-392-1231 x247
F. 613-392-2485