Heating Load Estimate and Technology Option Analysis, Electricity Generator

Doherty Engineering was retained to transition a nuclear plant from its prior electricity generating operation into a Safe Storage State (“SSS”), where the plant is to remain in SSS for 30 years. The project scope involved determining and analyzing future heating and ventilation loads and identifying heating and ventilation technologies. Heating options analyzed included: Natural gas auxiliary boilers; diesel fired auxiliary boilers; cogeneration/combined heat and power; auxiliary boilers (propane fired); auxiliary boilers (electric); water sourced heat pumps; electrical resistance heating; ethanol fired boilers; biomass boilers; solar thermal; geothermal; biomass combined heat and power. High level capital cost estimates were developed for each technology as well.


Services Provided: Feasibility Study, Master Planning & Reports

Specialities: HVAC & Building Services, Central Plant, Nuclear

Building Type: Industrial

Location: Pickering, ON, Canada