Wednesday, 19 June 2013 09:00

Canadian Biomass CHP plant wraps up

innoCanadian renewable energy developer Innovente has wrapped up construction of the 4.6MW Saint-Patrice-de-Beaurivage combined heat and storage plant near Quebec City.

The plant will sell an estimated 36,266MWh/year to Hydro-Quebec under a $175m 25-year power purchase agreement.

To comply with contract requirements Innoventé said it will begin the first Hydro-Québec network synchronization and input its first kilowatt-hours.

The plant then must provide uninterrupted production at least equivalent to 95% of the cogeneration plant’s power, during a period of 100 consecutive hours.

After the completion of these tests and fulfillment of all the other contractual requirements, electricity sales to Hydro-Québec may begin according to the contract terms.

Investment Québec provided $5m for the acquisition and construction of new assets and equipment.

Innovente’s drying plant can produce more than 25,000 tons of biofuel annually from organic waste.

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