Alberta commission okays Genalta Power project

Genalta Power on May 14 won an approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct and operate an 18.6-MW power plant adjacent to its existing Cadotte generating facility, located approximately 33 kilometers northeast of Peace River.

Genalta was also approved to connect the power plant to ATCO Electric Ltd.’s distribution system. Genalta stated that the power plant would consist of six 3.1-MW natural gas-fired units, with a total generating capability of 18.6 MW.

The power plant would utilize surplus/solution gas from nearby heavy oil production facilities and meet local solution gas composition and production profiles. The power plant is intended to connect to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System via ATCO Electric’s distribution system. ATCO Electric provided a letter stating that it had no objections with the connection of this additional power plant to its distribution system.

The six generating units are expected to be Waukesha 16V275GL reciprocating engines. The projected annual electrical energy production from the proposed plant is expected to be approximately 162,000 MWh. The in-service date  for this project is expected to be in the fall of 2014.

A project contact is: Indra Maharaj, 403-239-9740 ext. 240,

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