CHP and micro-grid provide off-grid solution for 100-acre Canadian greenhouse expansion

By District Energy posted 09-14-2021 19:52


Horti Daily


A new 100-acre greenhouse expansion in Ontario is to use a CHP installation. Capstone Green Energy Corporation announced that its North American distributor, Vergent Power Solutions, has signed an agreement to provide an energy-efficient, low emission, one-megawatt Combined Heat and Power (CHP) microturbine for a large greenhouse expansion in Ontario, Canada.

"As Ontario's greenhouse industry has continued to expand, its power requirements have outpaced the capabilities of the local electric utilities. This has resulted in many greenhouses going off-grid and using CHP as the primary source of energy for their operations," said Justin Rathke, President of Vergent Power Solutions. "The customer chose Capstone due to the technology's high uptime, low maintenance requirements, redundant bay design, and clean emissions," added Mr. Rathke.

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