AltaGas seeks addition of five gas-fired generators in Alberta

The Alberta Utilities Commission said in a Feb. 4 notice that it has gotten a November 2013 application from AltaGas Ltd. to construct and operate five 2.055-MW gas-fired generators at the Parkland power plant near the hamlet of Parkland, Alberta.

The commission is taking comment on the application until Feb. 26.

The project would consist of five G3220C natural gas-fired lean burn low-NOx, low-noise engines driving five 2.055 MW synchronous AC generators. The engines will be the CAT G3520 model. As part of this amendment AltaGas will be removing from service three Cooper power generating units. Each unit has a manufacture plate value of 2.055 MW but will have a net generation of 1.98 MW for a total gross output of 9.9 MW. The Parkland Power Plant is located adjacent to the existing AltaGas Parkland Gas Plant.

AltaGas estimates annual energy production from the generators will be about 38,180 MWh for each 1.98 MW module for a total of about 381,800 MWh if the units are operating at 100% of operating capacity. However, AltaGas expects the units to operate at 30% for a total of about 114,500 MWh per year.

The company contact is: AltaGas Ltd., Melissa Harvey, Phone: 403-691-7048, Email:

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