Cogeneration is a large, highly efficient industrial system that minimizes energy wastage. Natural gas is burned using turbines that generates power and heat. This heat is then captured and used to produce steam in a boiler. The steam is used for industrial purposes, or it can be used with a steam turbine to produce additional power.
Cogeneration produces power from a natural gas turbine by using the excess heat for other industrial processes.
This energy source allows us to power approximately 430,000 homes. The size for cogeneration ranges based on the plant.
Cogeneration is a highly reliable source of energy.
It’s a cost-effective way to generate power within the province.
It impacts the environment by releasing some emissions into the air.
Cogeneration makes up about 9% of our generating capacity.
This can be a reliable, affordable and effective source for our supply mix. But changing regulations may make cogeneration much more expensive to build and operate going forward.