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Stanley Adamson Powerhouse

Peterborough Utilities Group (PUG) and Trent University have come to an agreement on the Stanley Adamson Powerhouse to create Trent Energy Inc., a new company that will operate the powerhouse. The new company, under the PUG umbrella, will assume day-to-day management of the 91-year-old powerhouse, located on the Otonabee River. Trent University will receive annual revenue for the first 20 years of the agreement, after which Trent will retain a 50 per cent equity interest.

Stan Adamson Powerhouse

A $22.8-million upgrade to install three new turbines in the powerhouse was completed in 2013. The powerhouse will generate 3.9 megawatts of electricity with an expected lifespan of 100 years.

The powerhouse was named after Stanley Robert Adamson, C.G.A., a former Vice-President of Canadian General Electric Company and a member of the founding Board of Governors of Trent College in 1957. He was active on the Trent Board of Governors from 1963 until his death in February 1985. He served as first Chairman of the Property Committee and was responsible for the University acquiring much of the Nassau Campus.