Goreway Station is an 875 MW (nominal net output) natural gas fuelled combined cycle generating station in operation in Brampton, Ontario, a rapidly developing suburb northwest of Toronto. The facility is under a long-term Accelerated Clean Energy Supply agreement with the Ontario Power Authority. Under the terms of the agreement, the project participates in the competitive electricity market administered by Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator.
The project utilizes General Electric’s Frame 7FB combustion gas turbines in a 3×1 configuration. The facility is among the largest combined cycle installations in Canada. By incorporating selective catalytic reduction technology to reduce emissions of nitrogen oxides, the plant is among the country’s cleanest. An air-cooled condenser is used, reducing water consumption by 95% compared to facilities utilizing conventional evaporative cooling towers. The plant reached commercial operation in June 2009. In March 2011, affiliates of Chubu Electric Power Company, Inc. and Toyota Tsusho Corporation completed a purchase of Sithe Global’s interest in Goreway Station.