Cogeneration is a large, industrial system that lets no energy go to waste. Using turbines, natural gas is burned and creates heat that is captured and steamed in a boiler. The steam is used for industrial purposes, or it can power another turbine to produce even more electricity.

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Cogeneration produces power from a natural gas turbine by using the excess heat for other industrial processes.

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This energy source allows us to power approximately 430,000 homes.

Reliability

High reliability

Cogeneration is a highly reliable source of energy.

Cost

Low cost rating

It’s a cost-effective way to generate power within the province.

Impact

Medium environmental impact

It has a moderate impact to the environment as it releases some greenhouse gases.

Now

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Cogeneration makes up about 11 per cent of our generating capacity as we use it at some of our natural gas facilities.

Future

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This can be a reliable, affordable and effective source for our supply mix.

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