Nanticoke power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Nanticoke power station is a retired 3,984-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Haldimand, province of Ontario, Canada. The plant was fully shut down in 2013.[1]

Location

The map below shows the location of the power station in Haldimand, province of Ontario, Canada.

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Background

The Nanticoke Generating Station was located on the north shore of Lake Erie in Haldimand County, Ontario and started operation in 1972. Construction of the plant cost over $800 million.[2] While operating from 1972 to 2013, it was the largest coal-fired power plant in North America and was one of Canada's top ten single sources of greenhouse gas emissions.[1] Units 3 and 4 were retired in 2010, followed by Units 1 and 2 in 2011, and the remaining four units were retired at the end of 2013.[3] A 44 MW solar plant was built at the site and began operation in 2019.[1]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Ontario Power Generation Inc
  • Parent company: Ontario Power Generation
  • Location: Haldimand, province of Ontario, Canada
  • Coordinates: 42.7973, -80.0516 (exact)
  • Status: Retired
  • In Service:: Unit 1: 1973-2011; Unit 2: 1973-2011; Unit 3: 1973-2010; Unit 4: 1974-2010; Unit 5: 1975-2013; Unit 6: 1976-2013; Unit 7: 1978-2013; Unit 8: 1978-2013
  • Coal type: Bituminous/sub-bituminous
  • Coal source:
  • Gross generating capacity (retired): 3,984 MW
    • Unit 1: Coal-fired subcritical, 490 MW (start-up in 1973)
    • Unit 2: Coal-fired subcritical, 490 MW (start-up in 1973)
    • Unit 3: Coal-fired subcritical, 490 MW (start-up in 1973)
    • Unit 4: Coal-fired subcritical, 490 MW (start-up in 1974)
    • Unit 5: Coal-fired subcritical, 500 MW (start-up in 1975)
    • Unit 6: Coal-fired subcritical, 500 MW (start-up in 1976)
    • Unit 7: Coal-fired subcritical, 512 MW (start-up in 1978)
    • Unit 8: Coal-fired subcritical, 512 MW (start-up in 1978)

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References

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nanticoke_Generating_Station Nanticoke Generating Station, Wikipedia, accessed May 2021
  2. Nanticoke Generating Station, Ontario Power Generation, Mar. 2010
  3. Paul Murphy, Phasing Out Coal in Ontario, North American Electric Reliability Corporation, Aug. 13, 2015