Steeple High Farm | Shakespeare, ON

posted on Monday, March 15, 2021 in CHP Case Studies

“We are very pleased with our savings as a result of the YANMAR CHP system. The unit is very quiet, and we have had no issues and no need to complete maintenance within the first year.” – Steeple High Farm

Project Overview

Steeple High Farm is a 24,000 square foot turkey breeding barn located in Shakespeare, Ontario. The barn is located in a remote area and uses several pieces of energy, efficient automated equipment. In addition, the facility has a need for heat more than 200 days a year in order to keep the baby chicks warm. Due to this, the customer used Faromor CNG Corporation to install a YANMAR CP10WN-SN unit with blackout start to serve the building’s heat and electrical needs.

Reason for Choosing YANMAR

Because Steeple High Farm is located in a remote area, the electric delivery fee is much higher than in the city. And, with a significant amount of electricity being used for the lights, auto feeder, remote ventilation controller, etc., the customer wanted to reduce their costs by using less expensive, cleaner natural gas.

The system itself is very quiet, and offers reliable operation with a long maintenance interval of 10,000 hours.

In addition, the customer was able to eliminate the need for a separate backup generator by choosing YANMAR’s blackout start option, which allows for continuous heat and power even if the grid is down. In fact, the customer runs the 10 kW unit in blackout mode continuously.


  • The CP10WN has resulted in an average monthly savings of $550 by switching to natural gas-driven electric and heat production.
  • The unit operates for 360 hours per month on average.

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