Algonquin Power Energy From Waste Inc. (APEFW) has been granted an amendment to its existing Certificate of Approval (C of A) that allows it to accept waste from all of Ontario.
The Ontario Ministry of the Environment granted the amended C of A, which is good news to municipalities in southern Ontario looking for reliable, long-term solutions to their waste management needs and businesses that want sustainable environmental solutions for their residual waste.
APEFW owns and operates the only large-scale energy-from-waste facility in southern Ontario. Located in Brampton, the facility converts 500 tonnes per day of solid, non-hazardous waste into steam (which is sold to a neighbouring recycled paper mill) and electricity (sold on the grid).
The APEFW facility has been in operation since 1992 and has processed 2.5 million tonnes of waste to date. The facility is continuously upgraded to ensure its technology and environmental controls remain state-of-the-art. The most recent upgrade to the facility occurred in 2010 which will ensure continued operation for an estimated 20 more years.
The C of A amendment means that APEFW is now able to accept waste from businesses and municipalities throughout Ontario with a permitted capacity of up to 187,000 tonnes per year,
About Algonquin Power Energy From Waste Inc.
APEFW is a wholly owned subsidiary of Algonquin Power & Utilities Corp., a growing renewable energy and regulated utility company with over $1.7 billion in assets across North America. The Corporation actively invests in hydroelectric, wind and solar power facilities, and sustainable utility distribution businesses (water, electricity and natural gas) through its two operating subsidiaries: Algonquin Power Company and Liberty Utilities.