Nanticoke Generating Station
The Nanticoke Generating Station is located on the north shore of Lake Erie in Haldimand County, Ontario. Historically, with eight generating units in operation, the annual electricity production of Nanticoke GS has been as high as 24 billion kilowatt-hours (kWh), enough electricity to run 2 million homes for a year.
Four of the stationís eight generators have been retired. In January 2013, Ontario announced that the remaining units will cease using coal by the end of 2013. The Independent Electricity System Operator agrees that these units are no longer needed to ensure a reliable supply of electricity to the Province of Ontario for the foreseeable future.
Looking ahead, Ontarioís Long-Term Energy Plan, which was announced by the Minister of Energy in November 2010, recognizes that conversion of some generators to natural gas is an option for the future, if needed for system reliability. Co-firing of natural gas and biomass may also be considered in future.
- OPG Sustainable Development Report 2010
- Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan Media Release Nov. 2010
- Ontario's Long-Term Energy Plan Nov. 2010
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34 Haldimand Road 55 South
P.O. Box 2000