Blue Earth approved for small Alberta power plant

Alberta Heat and Power LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of Blue Earth Inc., was approved on May 8 by the Alberta Utilities Commission for a 14.9-MW, gas-fired power project.

The power plant would be located at JBS Food Canada Inc.’s meat processing plant, located approximately eight kilometers northwest of the city of Brooks, Alberta. Alberta Heat and Power was also approved to connect the power plant to FortisAlberta Inc.’s distribution system.

The power plant would consist of a 14.9-MW natural gas-fired turbine and heat recovery steam generator to provide both steam and electricity for the JBS meat processing plant. It is intended to supply the needed 9 MW of electricity for the meat processing plant. The additional generation would be exported to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System via FortisAlberta’s distribution system.

The company contact is: Ray Lundberg, Blue Earth, Phone: 801-477-7308,

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