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At Peterborough Utilities Inc. (PUI), we're committed to doing our part to create a green and healthy future for Ontario.  We're proud to be one of the utilities in Ontario that is leading the way in generating sustainable energy.

Over the past seven years, Peterborough Utilities Inc. (PUI) has successfully grown its renewable generation portfolio from 6 MW to approximately 30 MW currently in operation.  Furthermore, PUI has more than 20 MW of renewable generation projects with IESO contracts under development or construction that will be fully operational by the end of 2017. 

 
London Street Generating Station(1) London Street Generating Station 
Originally built in 1884 and located on the Otonabee River within the City of Peterborough.  This facility was acquired from Quaker Oats in 1975.  The station produces 4 MW of power that is distributed within the City of Peterborough. 

PUI  has commenced construction on a 6 MW expansion to this facility.  For more information on this expansion project, please click here.

Campbellford Generating Station(2) Campbellford Generating Station
Built in 1910, this station is situated at Lock 14 on the Trent River a few kilometers north of Campbellford.  In 1994, in partnership with Algonquin Power, the facility was increased in capacity to 6 MW through construction of a new adjoining 4 MW power station.  The facility was acquired from the Campbellford-Seymour PUC in 2000.


Robert G. Lake Generating Station (3) Robert G. Lake Generating Station
 
The station has been named for “Bob” Lake who was General Manager/President of the Peterborough Utilities Group (and it’s predecessor the Peterborough Utilities Commission) for almost 20 years.  This 8 MW hydro power facility was commissioned in late December 2009.  The facility is located on the Otonabee River on property leased from Trent University.


Solar Panel at Lily Lake Solar Farm(4) Lily Lake Solar Farm
The Lily Lake Solar Farm is a 10 MW photovoltaic solar facility on approximately 130 acres located at the corner of Lily Lake Road and Fife's Bay Road, just northwest of the City of Peterborough, in the Township of Smith-Ennismore-Lakefield.  This facility was commissioned in April 2011 and was one of the first utility scale solar farms constructed in the province of Ontario.

Peterborough LFG(5) LFG Generation Facility
In partnership with the City and County of Peterborough, PUI has developed a 1.6 MW landfill gas (LFG) generation project located at the County/City of Peterborough Waste Management Facility on Bensfort Road.  PUI completed the construction and commissioning of its LFG facility in May 2013.

  

Stanley Adamson Powerhouse (6) Stanley Adamson Powerhouse
The Stanley Adamson Powerhouse, located on the Otonabee River at the south end of Trent University's campus, had a $22.8 million upgrade in 2013. The new turbines in the powerhouse will generate 3.9 megawatts of electricity.

 

 

PUI’s focus will be on the development, partnership and acquisition of renewable and clean energy resources that will contribute to a more sustainable energy future for our community. Currently, PUI has the following projects under development:

(7) WWTP Biogas Generation Facility
The WWTP Biogas Generation Facility  is a proposed 375 kW generation facility located within the City of Peterborough’s Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP) on Bensfort Road.  The facility will utilize methane produced by the WWTP’s anaerobic digesters to produce electricity and heat to support the plant’s processes.  PUI has a Feed-In-Tariff contract with the IESO for this facility with a milestone date for commercial operation of August 2016.

(8) Rooftop Solar Projects
PUI has partnered with its shareholder, the City of Peterborough, to develop rooftop solar projects through Peterborough Solar Projects Corporation (PSPC).  PSPC has executed Feed-In-Tariff Contracts for six rooftop solar projects located within the City and County of Peterborough with an aggregate capacity of approximately 1.1 MW.  The projects are scheduled to be constructed in the spring and summer of 2016. 

(9) Ground Mount Solar Projects
PUI has partnered with its shareholder, the City of Peterborough, to develop small-scale ground mount solar projects through Peterborough Solar Projects Corporation (PSPC).  PSPC has executed Feed-In-Tariff Contracts for twenty-six 500 kW ground mount solar projects located within an approximate 100 km radius of the City of Peterborough.  All projects are scheduled to be operational by the end of 2017. 

(10) Peterborough Utilities Buckhorn Hydro Project
PUI, in partnership with the Curve Lake First Nation, established the Peterborough Utilities Buckhorn Hydro LP that has registered and submitted a proposal under the IESO’s Large Renewable Procurement I (LRP I) program to develop a 2.5 MW new waterpower project at Lock 31 on the Trent-Severn Waterway.

(11) Peterborough Utilities Dam 24 Hydro Project
PUI, in partnership with the Curve Lake First Nation, established the Peterborough Utilities Hydro 24 LP that has registered and submitted a proposal under the IESO’s Large Renewable Procurement I (LRP I) program to develop a 3.0 MW new waterpower project at Lock 24 on the Trent-Severn Waterway.