South Power Corporation, together with its affiliate Eastern Power
Limited, is developing a natural
gas-fired combined cycle electricity generating facility with a
capacity of approximately 300 MW. The plant will
be built in the St. Clair Township, Ontario on a site on Oil Springs
Line near Greenfield Road.
South has a 20 year Clean Energy Supply Agreement with the Ontario
Power Authority, and the project is included in the province’s clean
energy, “off coal” plan. As a part of the “off coal” plan the
plant will contribute to improving air quality in St. Clair Township.
equipment includes one combustion turbine, one heat recovery steam
generator, and one steam turbine. Plant cooling will be by wet mechanical
draft cooling tower. Natural gas will be the only fuel source for
The plant will
utilize existing transmission infrastructure, local to the plant.
The plant will be connected to an existing Hydro One 230 kV circuit to
feed generation into the Ontario electricity system administered by
the Independent Electricity System Operator.
This project will be creating new jobs in the local area. Over the
course of construction approximately 350 jobs will be added, and
during operation of the plant 35 permanent jobs will be required.