BELLEVILLE – Mayor Mitch Panciuk, Council, CAO Rod Bovay and Elexicon Group representatives Karen Fisher and Don Séguin joined City staff this morning in marking the official unveiling of the new Combined Heat and Power (CHP) system at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre.
The City of Belleville has partnered with Elexicon Group to host three on-site generators, which will provide electrical power to the CAA Arena, gymnasium and Templeman Aquatic Centre.
The CHP units generate electricity and produce hot water from the waste heat from gas-powered microturbines that operate on-site.
The electricity generated from the unit will be sold to the City for use at the Quinte Sports & Wellness Centre through a Power Purchase Agreement with Elexicon Corporation. The hot water produced by the units will then be used to heat the facility’s swimming pools and domestic hot water system.
“We are so pleased to be partnering with Elexicon Group on this exciting new initiative,”
– Mayor Mitch Panciuk
“By hosting these units, we will not only be reducing demand on the electrical grid, we will also be reducing costs to operate this facility. We look forward to reaping the benefits of this new system for years to come as we continue to work towards a more sustainable city for our residents.”
“Elexicon Group applauds the City of Belleville for their energy conservation leadership,”
– Elexicon Group Board Chair Karen Fisher
“The City has done and continues to do a remarkable job in reducing their facilities’ operating costs and finding energy opportunities that can improve their bottom line, and we’re pleased to support them.”