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The Nanticoke conversion study

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Abstract

A study was conducted to assess the conversion of the Nanticoke coal-fired power plant to cleaner burning natural gas combined-cycle gas turbines. The Nanticoke Generating Station on Lake Erie is responsible for more than 50 per cent of Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) coal-fired electricity production. The OPG is proposing to work towards compliance with the newly signed Ozone Annex to the 1991 Canada-United States Air Quality Agreement which will require fossil-fueled power plants in southern Ontario to reduce their smog-causing nitrogen oxides emissions by about 50 per cent by 2007. This study assessed the emission reduction benefits and financial costs of conversion compared to continuing to operate Nanticoke as a coal-fired plant. The analysis includes a base case set of data on fuel prices, retrofit costs, fuel efficiencies, annual capacity factors and other parameters. It was determined that conversion would cost the average household less than $3 per month on their electricity bill. Conversion would also reduce emissions nitrogen oxide, a major smog pollutant, by 83 per cent and the particulates that form the most health-threatening portion of smog would be reduced by 100 per cent. 15 tabs., 1 fig.
Publication Date:
Apr 01, 2001
Product Type:
Miscellaneous
Reference Number:
EDB-01:061710
Resource Relation:
Other Information: PBD: Apr 2001
Subject:
54 ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCES; 24 POWER TRANSMISSION AND DISTRIBUTION; 01 COAL, LIGNITE, AND PEAT; FOSSIL-FUEL POWER PLANTS; COAL; AIR POLLUTION ABATEMENT; CONVERSION; POWER GENERATION; GAS TURBINE POWER PLANTS; COMBINED-CYCLE POWER PLANTS; ONTARIO
Sponsoring Organizations:
Enbridge Consumers Gas, Calgary, AB (Canada); Enwave District Energy, Toronto, ON (Canada); George Cedric Metcalf Charitable Foundation, Toronto, ON (Canada); Joyce Foundation, Chicago, IL (United States); Laidlaw Foundation, Toronto, ON (Canada); Salamander Foundation, Toronto, ON (Canada); Sithe, New York, NY (United States); Transalta Utilities Corp., Calgary, AB (Canada); Union Gas Limited, Chatham, ON (Canada)
OSTI ID:
20173474
Research Organizations:
Ontario Clean Air Alliance, Toronto, ON (Canada); Diener Consulting Inc., Toronto, ON (Canada); Environment Canada, Ottawa, ON (Canada)
Country of Origin:
Canada
Language:
English
Other Identifying Numbers:
TRN: CA0101525
Availability:
Available from the Ontario Clean Air Alliance, 625 Church Street, Suite 402, Toronto, Ontario, M4Y 2G1 or from the Internet at www.cleanairalliance. org
Submitting Site:
CANM
Size:
29 pages
Announcement Date:
Jul 18, 2001

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Citation Formats

None. The Nanticoke conversion study. Canada: N. p., 2001. Web.
None. The Nanticoke conversion study. Canada.
None. 2001. "The Nanticoke conversion study." Canada.
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title = {The Nanticoke conversion study}
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abstractNote = {A study was conducted to assess the conversion of the Nanticoke coal-fired power plant to cleaner burning natural gas combined-cycle gas turbines. The Nanticoke Generating Station on Lake Erie is responsible for more than 50 per cent of Ontario Power Generation's (OPG) coal-fired electricity production. The OPG is proposing to work towards compliance with the newly signed Ozone Annex to the 1991 Canada-United States Air Quality Agreement which will require fossil-fueled power plants in southern Ontario to reduce their smog-causing nitrogen oxides emissions by about 50 per cent by 2007. This study assessed the emission reduction benefits and financial costs of conversion compared to continuing to operate Nanticoke as a coal-fired plant. The analysis includes a base case set of data on fuel prices, retrofit costs, fuel efficiencies, annual capacity factors and other parameters. It was determined that conversion would cost the average household less than $3 per month on their electricity bill. Conversion would also reduce emissions nitrogen oxide, a major smog pollutant, by 83 per cent and the particulates that form the most health-threatening portion of smog would be reduced by 100 per cent. 15 tabs., 1 fig.}
place = {Canada}
year = {2001}
month = {Apr}
}