Location: Leamington, ON
Leamington, is a municipality in Essex County, Ontario, Canada. With a population of 28,400, it’s the second largest municipality in the Windsor-Essex County area. It includes Point Pelee, the southernmost point of mainland Canada. Leamington is a big part of the Ontario green-house vegetable-producing powerhouse accounting for 64% of the Canadian greenhouse vegetable and fruit sales with most of the Leamington area being vegetable sales.
Great Lakes Greenhouses, Inc. is a full service producer of hydroponic cucumbers, growing and packaging fresh, high quality seedless cucumbers in a state-of-the-art facility. With electricity rates at an all-time high, the timing was right to purchase power generation equipment and isolate the plant from the grid and become a stand-alone power plant.
Two 1,000 kWe natural gas Dresser-Rand engine/generators were installed with a complete waste heat recovery system and thermal metering package to verify and monitor the process hot water. Utility Grade-Switchgear and Synchronization equipment was installed along with the integration of diesel back-up systems for emergency. The gensets automatically start/stop and load track the entire plant loads with remote access and operation.
• Location – Leamington, Ontario
• Fuel Type – Natural gas
• Island Mode Plant Operation
• Plant Load Tracking
• Redundant Diesel Back-up
• Electrical Production – 2000 kWe
• Switchgear & Engine Controls
• Waste Heat Recovery System
• Thermal Metering Equipment
• 24 / 7 Plant Operations