Atikokan Generating Station is a biomass power plant owned by OPG (OPG) Located 8 km (5 mi) north of Atikokan , Ontario (190 km (118 mi) west of Thunder Bay ). The plant employs 90 people. The Atikokan Generating Station Began operation as a coal-fired station in 1985 and underwent an overhaul in the autumn of 2003.
Until 2012, it had one coal fueled generation unit with low sulfur oxide (NOx) burners, providing a peak output of 230 MW fired by low sulfur lignite coal from Western Canada . In late 2012, the facility is powered down and underwent renovations, by the Ontario government’s initiative to eliminate all coal-fired electricity generation.  It is the first generating station to be converted by OPG to be fueled by biomass,  and is North America’s largest purely biomass-fueled power plant.  The conversion came at a cost of C $ 200 million, and the plant was re-opened on September 10, 2014.  
Annual production at the plant is approximately 900 million kilowatt-hours (kWh), enough to supply approximately 70,000 households for one year. The resort occupies an area of 3 km 2 (741 acres). The plant’s chimney is 145 m (476 ft) tall, and the steam temperature is 538 ° C (1,000 ° F ). This plant is connected to the provincial power grid via several 230,000-volt transmission lines.
|Greenhouse gas||Sum ( tons )||Sum (tonnes CO 2 e *)|
|N 2 O||0.92||286|
* Calculated figures for CO 2 are rounded to the nearest ton.
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