Sudbury District Energy Hospital Cogeneration (6.7 MW) - Sudbury

Courtesy of Toromont Energy Ltd.
Used with permission.

The Sudbury District Energy Hospital Cogeneration Plant is a 6.7 MW natural gas-fired cogeneration power plant. The plant produces 6 MW of thermal energy in the form of steam to heat and cool the Sudbury Regional Hospital, in Sudbury, Ontario.

Major equipment consists of the following:

  • Two (2) Caterpillar G3616 internal combustion engines rated at 3.5 MW and fuelled by natural gas
  • Two (2) waste heat recovery systems, each rated at 3.0 MW (thermal) which feed the hospital heating and cooling system

The plant delivers 44 kV power to the local grid and is connected to Greater Sudbury Hydro Plus Inc. 28M5 and 9M4 feeders, which the Generating and the Hospital Facilities are normally connected. The facility is fuelled by natural gas supplied by Union Gas Distribution infrastructure.

Location: Sudbury, Ontario
Nameplate Capacity: 6.7 MW
Developer: Toromont Energy Ltd.
Technology: Natural gas-fired, cogeneration
Engines: Two (2) Caterpillar G3616 generator set packages
Commercial Operation Date: The facility originally reached commercial operation in December 2001
OPA Contract Term Commencement Date: January 1, 2006


Toromont Energy Ltd.

Project Contacts:

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

Toromont Energy Ltd.

Lou Colangelo, P.Eng.
General Manger, Operations
T. 416-667-5746