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Reliable power: The Napanee Generating Station will ensure greater reliability of Ontario’s electrical system by replacing retired coal and nuclear capacity, supporting nuclear refurbishment and providing a source of on-demand power to backstop wind and solar resources.
The Napanee Generating Station (NGS) will help ensure greater reliability of Ontario’s electrical system by providing a reliable source of power to assist in meeting the daily supply needs of the province. NGS has been designed as a flexible system resource with the ability to start and stop daily and to vary its output to help meet Ontario’s electricity demand.
The facility will be located adjacent to the existing Ontario Power Generation Lennox Generating Station site in the southern portion of the Town of Greater Napanee, in the County of Lennox and Addington. By siting the station at this location, NGS is able to share several services with Lennox Generating Station including electrical and natural gas connections, water intake and discharge facilitates, and other infrastructure services.
NGS will use the latest in generating and environmental controls technology which will make it one of the most efficient and cleanest generating stations in Ontario.
TransCanada has been engaging with local stakeholders since October 2012 and has completed environmental studies which indicate that NGS will have little or no effect on the environment and surrounding community, both during construction and operations. Engagement with community residents and stakeholders will continue throughout the construction and operations phases of the project.
In 2013, TransCanada established a committee of local stakeholders to ensure that the community had an opportunity to help determine architectural and landscaping priorities and colour schemes for NGS. Committee members established screening of the plant from neighbours and Highway 33 as their top priority and that the plant colours should be natural and blend into the community. As a result, TransCanada has agreed to install berms along the front and east of the station and will be installing over 2,000 trees, 10,000 shrubs and a wide variety of plants to provide year round colour and screening.
We recognize the importance of engaging our neighbours, communities and others in our projects.
By developing positive, long term relationships with Aboriginal communities, we conduct business while respecting community interests.
The Napanee Generating Station will provide contracting and employment opportunities to qualified local and Aboriginal businesses and individuals near the proposed project.
The proposed Napanee Generating Station is a 900-megawatt (MW), combined cycle, natural gas-fuelled electricity generating station located in the Town of Greater Napanee, County of Lennox and Addington, in Ontario.
The Napanee Generating Station will be designed as a flexible system resource able to be started and stopped daily and to vary its output to bridge the gap between Ontario’s electricity demand and the other available generating resources.