The Corporation of the Town of Petawawa - Renewable energy approval

Instrument type: Renewable energy approval

ERO number
Ministry reference number
Notice type
Environmental Protection Act, R.S.O. 1990
Posted by
Ministry of the Environment, Conservation and Parks
Notice stage
Proposal posted
Comment period
October 24, 2022 - December 8, 2022 (45 days) Open
Last updated

This consultation closes at 11:59 p.m. on:
December 8, 2022

Proposal summary

This proposal is for a new renewable energy approval for a Class 3 anaerobic digestion facility at the Town of Petawawa’s existing Water Pollution Control Plant. The anaerobic digesters at the plant will be upgraded to divert waste from landfill and boost biogas production for use as electricity, making the plant energy neutral or positive.

Location details

Site address

560 Abbie Lane
Petawawa, ON
K8H 2X2

Site location details

Petawawa Water Pollution Control Plant

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The Corporation of the Town of Petawawa
1111 Victoria Street
Petawawa, ON
K8H 2E6

Proposal details

The Town of Petawawa owns the Petawawa Water Pollution Control Plant.  The Ontario Clean Water Agency is the operating authority.

This proposed renewable energy project, called the Petawawa Net Zero Project will transform the water pollution control plant into a resource recovery facility.

The project involves:

  • upgrading the plant’s existing anaerobic digesters
  • improving the digestion efficiency of the plant’s sludge
  • allowing additional wastewater solids and organics from food waste or fats, oils and grease to be brought into the plant from the Town of Petawawa and neighbouring wastewater plants
  • allowing additional wastewater solids and organics from other organics producers such as:
    • breweries
    • commercial establishments
    • restaurants.

Biogas generated through the anaerobic digestion process will be used to produce renewable energy on site through combined heat and power engines and other beneficial use of biogas.

The project is a Class 3 anaerobic digestion facility and will generate 200 kW of electricity.

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Client Services and Permissions Branch

135 St. Clair Avenue West
Floor 1
Toronto, ON
M4V 1P5

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