Thunder Bay Generating Station
The Thunder Bay Generating Station (GS) is located in the City of Thunder Bay, next to the Lakehead Region Conservation Authority's Mission Island Marsh. It is one of OPG's five thermal electricity generating stations.
On Nov. 15, 2013 the Government of Ontario announced that Thunder Bay GS would be converted to use advanced biomass as fuel. Over the coming months OPG will be developing detailed plans so that the conversion can move forward. Completion is targeted for January 2015.
Using advanced biomass to generate renewable electricity is an exciting new area of development for the electricity industry and OPG is pleased to be at the forefront of this technology. Biomass is a sustainable fuel recognized as beneficial to climate change mitigation.