Tembec’s turbine passes commercial-in-service test
Jan. 28, 2015 - Tembec announces that the recently installed turbine at the Temiscaming site has successfully met the commercial-in-service test set forth in the power purchase agreement ("PPA") it entered into with Hydro-Québec.
The turbine operated for 100 continuous hours above the required level specified in the PPA. The Company was successful in meeting the test on its first attempt. This represents a significant milestone for the Company as the turbine qualification allows it to sell electricity to Hydro-Québec at the more favorable "green" power rate.
The new boiler and turbine will materially improve the Temiscaming specialty cellulose mill's cost structure and profitability.
January 28, 2015 By Andrew Macklin
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