The start-up of its second generating unit, built for $36 million, will improve the energy efficiency of the mill produced from renewable resources while reducing production costs.
In 2001, the Domtar Windsor Mill inaugurated its first 32 MW generating unit. "With the addition of its second generating unit, the Windsor Mill will become one of the major producers of renewable energy in the Eastern Townships. Our total production capacity will reach nearly 50 MW and will allow us to feed the equivalent of the annual energy consumption of 12,800 single-family dwellings. By using forest biomass as a fuel to produce green energy, Domtar demonstrates its commitment to innovation and sustainable development," says Éric Ashby, general manager of Domtar's Windsor Mill.
This project, spanning more than a year, is part of the company's sustainable vision and will contribute to the development of the forestry sector and the management of forests in the Eastern Townships.