Napanee Generating Station Expansion
Atura Power, a subsidiary of Ontario Power Generation (OPG), is planning to expand the electricity generation capacity of its Napanee Generating Station (NGS). The proposed Napanee Generating Station Expansion is located north of the Lake Ontario shoreline in the Town of Greater Napanee, Ont., between the existing NGS and Lennox Generating Station. The expansion will add a hydrogen-ready simple cycle combustion turbine generator unit that will provide up to 450 megawatts (MW) of electricity output to Ontario’s electricity grid. Atura Power is also planning to construct Phase 2 of the Napanee Battery Energy Storage System. More information about that project is available here.
Building capacity for Ontario’s electricity grid
After more than a decade of strong supply, Ontario is entering a period of emerging electricity system needs, driven by increasing demand, the refurbishment of existing generating assets, as well as expiring contracts for other electricity-producing facilities.
To prepare for future electricity demands and support a reliable grid for Ontarians, the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) has initiated a Long-Term Request for Proposals (LT1 RFP) to secure new electricity resources that could be in service by 2027, including energy storage facilities.
The proposed Napanee Generating Station Expansion will increase Ontario’s electricity generation, support grid reliability, and help advance Ontario’s path to a net-zero future.
Environmental permits and approvals, including an Environmental Assessment, will be required to construct this potential project.
Proponent legal name: Portlands Energy Centre L.P. (doing business as Atura Power)
Location: Town of Greater Napanee, Ont.
Generating technology: Simple Cycle Combustion Turbine Generator
Nameplate capacity: Up to 450 MW
Public & Indigenous Community Engagement
Atura Power is committed to engaging Indigenous communities, municipalities, and the public as well as other potentially interested stakeholders throughout this project. The Napanee Generating Station Expansion Public & Indigenous Community Engagement Plan describes the engagement activities that Atura Power will undertake during the LT1 RFP process in accordance with IESO requirements.
Indigenous communities, municipalities, regulatory agencies, local interest groups and the broader public will be notified when the Environmental Assessment process begins.
Since preparing the engagement plan, we decided to host a second public meeting to provide an additional opportunity to learn about the proposed project. Details are provided below.
We want to hear from you
Atura Power is committed to engaging with Indigenous communities, the public, agencies and other interested parties on all our projects. Public meetings were held on Oct. 18 and Nov. 23, 2023, to learn about the proposed project and share feedback, and materials from those meetings are posted below.
Access to information for everyone is important to us, so please let us know if you have accommodation needs related to the meeting materials through the Contact us form below.
- Napanee Generating Station Expansion
If awarded an LT1 contract by the IESO, Atura Power will complete an Environmental Assessment and obtain the necessary permits and approvals prior to construction. Indigenous and stakeholder engagement activities remain a priority and will continue during the next phase of the project.
Project documents will be posted here as they became available. Please let us know if you require an alternate format for any documents posted through the Contact us form below.
- Public & Indigenous Community Engagement Plan
- Invitation to a Public Community Meeting
- Napanee Generating Station Expansion & BESS Phase 2 Public Meeting Boards
- Napanee Generating Station Expansion & BESS Phase 2 Public Meeting Presentation
- Napanee Generating Station Expansion Public Meeting Minutes
- Invitation to a Virtual Public Community Meeting – Nov. 23, 2023
- BESS Fire Safety Sheet
- Napanee Generating Station Expansion Public Meeting Minutes (Nov. 23)
Comments and information regarding this project are being collected in accordance with the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act. With the exception of personal information, all comments received will become part of the project record.