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Stantec Selected To Design New Biomass Cogeneration Plant In Quebec

By District Energy posted 05-23-2024 09:45


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Stantec, a global leader in sustainable design and engineering, has been selected by the Onimiskiw Opitciwan Limited Partnership to design the future biomass cogeneration plant for the Atikamekw community of Opitciwan in the Mauricie region of Quebec. The project aims to provide a clean and renewable energy source to the community while promoting economic and social development in the region.

The new cogeneration plant will supply electricity to the Opitciwan community, located on the north shore of the Gouin Reservoir, 220 kilometers (km) northwest of La Tuque. As it will be built near Opitciwan's existing sawmill, the plant will utilize cutting-edge technologies to convert biomass generated by the sawmill—such as bark, wood chips, and other organic waste—into electricity and heat. This approach will significantly reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions while contributing to the growth and diversification of the local economy. The 4.8-megawatt (MW) plant will be connected to Hydro-Québec’s power grid and generate electricity for the community. The plant will also supply power to the sawmill through 4.16 kilovolt (kV) and 25 kV feeders.

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