Hacienda North Farms

One megawatt natural gas turbine with hot water and CO2 recovery forms backbone of off-grid microgrid with 500kW of solar PV.

Off-grid stand-alone microgrid providing power, heat and CO2

Hacienda North Farms, located in the Leamington area of Ontario, has a 96-acre operation specializing in growing bell peppers for the Canadian and US markets.

This area of Ontario is home to the largest concentration of Greenhouses in North America, and the local electrical utility struggles to provide growers with capacity.

The customer required onsite generation to support an expansion to their existing operations. Vergent provided an off-grid redundant microgrid solution that features no energy storage, harmonization with existing solar generation onsite and ultra-low emissions for efficient CO2 recovery.

  • Client:
  • Hacienda North Farms
  • Industry:
  • Greenhouse
  • Location:
  • Leamington, Ontario
  • System Size:
  • C1000S (1000kW)
  • Operating Mode:
  • Off Grid Stand Alone
  • Controls:
  • Microgrid MTIM
  • Commissioning Date:
  • 2022


1000 kW

Modular Bays


Yearly Output

4,000+ MWh

Solar Inverter

500 kW

Solar PV

1000 kW

Hot Water

5,000,000 BTU/hr

CO Concentration of Exhaust

>10 ppm

System Efficiency


Fuel Savings

$100,000 per year

Under Glass

96 acres