Plugging in to Next-Generation Green Power with SOLIDWORKS Software


Eastern Power Limited

The Company 

Everyone knows that using natural gas to generate electricity is cleaner and more environmentally friendly than burning coal. Because coal is less costly, power companies need to utilize innovative technologies that increase the efficiency of natural gas-based generation systems to overcome the primary obstacle to replacing coal-fi red power plants.

That’s what Eastern Power Limited did with the development of the Greenfield South Power Plant in Mississauga, Ontario. Working with Greenfield South Power Corporation under the auspices of Ontario’s “off coal” plan, Eastern Power developed a 280 MW, natural gas-fi red, combined-cycle facility that generates clean electricity. The 73,000-square-foot facility will not only enhance the reliability of the electricity supply in the Greater Toronto area, but also contribute to improving air quality and reducing carbon emissions.

The Challenge

Partner with municipal power authorities to develop efficient, combined-cycle, natural gas-fired electrical power plants within time and budget constraints.

The Solution

Utilize SOLIDWORKS design, simulation, and communications solutions to develop and build a complete combined-cycle, natural gas-fired electrical power plant.

The Result

  • Reduced design cycles by 50 percent
  • Cut development costs by 60 percent
  • Decreased design errors by 40 percent
  • Increased design reuse by 60 percent

"SOLIDWORKS was the only solution with integrated design, piping, structural, simulation, and documentation capabilities. We can see, analyze, and document every design detail right in the 3D model and easily coordinate design activities for a complex project without translating data to other tools."

Orlando Linero
Plant Designer