|Thorold Co-generation Plant|
|Construction cost||$520 million CAD|
|Thermal power station|
|Primary fuel||Natural gas|
|Secondary fuel||Landfill gas|
|Turbine technology||Gas turbine / Steam turbine|
|Cooling source||Welland Canal|
|Units operational||1 × 170 MW GE 7FA gas turbine |
1 × Alstom fired HRSG
1 × 95 MW Siemens SST-900-RH steam turbine
1 × Shin Nippon 9 MW steam turbine
2 × Foster Wheeler auxiliary boilers
|Nameplate capacity||265 MW|
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