Imperial seeks okay to connect its Alberta plant to the grid

The Alberta Utilities Commission on March 25 went out for public comment on a Feb. 18 application from Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Ltd. to connect its already approved 84-MW phase 1 generator, located at the Kearl oilsands site, to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System (AIES).

This power facility would serve an in-development oilsands processing operation. The 84-MW generator is in construction and expected to be commissioned by the end of this year.

The plan is to add a second cogeneration unit of 100 MW in size by the end of 2016 and a third unit of 30 MW in capacity by the end of 2020. The commission in 2011 approved all three phases of the cogeneration project.

The company contact for this project is: Imperial Oil Resources Ventures Ltd., Myles Fox, Phone: 403-237-4097, Email: myles.fox@exxonmobil.com.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.