Town of Cochrane, ON
TARGETED INSTALLED CAPACITY
COMMERCIAL OPERATION DATE
As early as 2027
ABOUT THE PROJECT
COCHRANE POWER PLANT - CPC Expansion 1
CPC Expansion 1 (the ‘’Long-Term Reliability project name’’ or the ‘’Project’’) is in development and will be located in the Town of Cochrane, in the province of Ontario. The Project is an expansion of an existing natural gas generation facility and is intended to be 6 MW in capacity. The Project will be submitted by Cochrane Power Corporation (the ‘’Proponent’’), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hydromega Services Inc. (also known as the Qualified Applicant), as part of IESO Long-Term Request for Proposals (‘’LT1 RFP’’). Should a potential partnership be formed at a later date between the current Proponent and local groups for the project, Hydromega Services Inc. would advise of the name change.
The proposed Project is an expansion of an existing natural gas generation facility and will provide 6 megawatts (MW) of electricity through to the local grid. Natural gas currently plays a pivotal role in supporting grid reliability and changing system needs in ways other forms of supply can’t.
Below is the Project Site Plan. The Proponent encourages on-going communications with all interested stakeholders and may consider amendments, as applicable.
EVENT DETAILS - PUBLIC COMMUNITY MEETING
Date: Tuesday, December 5, 2023
Time: 12pm to 2pm*
Location: Virtual Meeting
Event Registration: Copy/paste the link below in your browser to fill out the online registration form.
Once registered, you will receive an email confirmation. Then, a few days prior to the event, stay tuned as the Project team will send you an email on how to connect to the meeting. Please make sure to log into the virtual meeting at no later than 12pm to attend a presentation about the Project
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTION
What is natural gas?
Natural gas, like all fossil fuels, is a chemical byproduct of the decay of ancient organic matter and is composed of methane (CH4), a combustible gas than can be used as fuel for automobiles, for industrial process heat, for residential uses like cooking, and for electricity generation in power plants.
What are the environmental impacts and benefits of using gas?
From an environmental perspective, burning natural gas for energy results in the production of fewer volatile organic compounds (VOCs) and smog than burning coal or petroleum products to produce an equal amount of energy. In the developing world, liquid natural gas (LNG) is considerably preferable to traditional forms of heating and cooking that rely on wood and dung, which cause deforestation and significant public health impacts.
Should you have any question or required additional information about this Project, please contact our Project team:
Vice-President – Development & Investments
1134 Ste-Catherine Ouest – 12ème étage
Montréal Québec H3B 1H4