Co-Generation Expansion Project

Expedited Long Term Reliability Project RFP

  • The Independent Electrical Systems Operator has been tasked to competitively procure 1500 MW of capacity in the Ontario market consisting of 2 types
    • 900 MW of Electrical Storage
    • 600 MW of Natural Gas Generation
Engine Container

Existing Installation

Initial installation at Ravensbergen was commissioned in 2017. This outdoor containerized system houses a 2.7-Megawatt generator. Approximately 46 % of Energy consumed is used to generate power and approx. 46% of the energy is used to heat the greenhouse production area
Exterior Container

Expedited Long Term Reliability Project RFP

Ravensbergen is proposing to bid into the IESO’s RFP to add an additional 2.7 MW generator and so doubling their capacity both electrically and thermally.
Aerial view

Project Details

  • Proponent is P. Ravensbergen & Sons Ltd
  • Name of the Project is Ravensbergen LTR
  • Technology is a Natural Gas fired Combined Heat and Power Engine
  • Name plate capacity: up to 2.7 MW
  • Engine will be located in a rebuilt structure on the Northwest side of the property
  • Legal Address of the project site
    • 2873 South Grimsby Road 10
      Smithville ON, L0R 2A0
      Part Lot 18 and 19 concession 9

Existing installation

Existing installation

Example of a building to house the proposed generator

Example of a building to house the purposed generator

Overview of the property

Aerial view

Site Plan

Site plan

Located in the Niagara Region West of Niagara Falls

Location map

Location of proposed building to house Engine

Location of purposed building

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Notice of Public Community Meeting

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January 30, 2023 @ 10:00 AM

As part of the Independent Electricity System Operator’s (IESO’s) Expedited Long Term Reliability Project Request for Proposal (E-LT1 RFP) to competitively procure year-round capacity from dispatchable resources, P. Ravensbergen & Sons Limited is proposing to expand their existing 2.7 MW electricity production facility. The expansion will consist of one (1) additional natural gas fired combined heat and power engine with an electrical output of up to 2.7 MW. The engine will be located inside a newly renovated facility and will achieve an efficiency of ~90% or greater with the utilization of heat recovery equipment, where the waste heat from the engine is recovered and utilized to heat P. Ravensbergen & Sons Limited production greenhouse. A public community meeting will be held to discuss project details on January 30, 2023, at 10:00 am. The meeting will be held in person at 2873 South Grimsby Road 10, Smithville Ontario

Meeting Agenda:

  • Introduction and background
  • Project proponent, name of project, nameplate capacity and technology
  • Description of proposed project as well as general details of existing plant
  • Map showing boundaries of project site, location of Connection Point and Connection Line
  • Details of selected combined heat and power engine
  • Question and Answer Period

For all inquiries regarding this project and to RSVP for the meeting please contact:

William Ravensbergen
905 957-3580 ext. 223

Meeting Minutes

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January 30, 2023

Minutes of Public Community Meeting
Held January 30, 2023 @ 10:00 AM

The notice of meeting was hand delivered to neighbours surrounding P. Ravensbergen & Sons Limited property at 2873 South Grimsby Road 10, Smithville, Ontario as well as posted online and shared with the head of the the planning department at the Township of West Lincoln, Brian Treble.

There were no neighbours or other interested parties in attendance and representing Ravensbergen was William Ravensbergen and Bev Anderson. The slide deck that is attached was available and presented as part of the meeting.

Since no one was in attendance there were no concerns or questions raised and the meeting was subsequently closed.

Secretary for the meeting
Bev Anderson

William Ravensbergen

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