Alberta commission okays exemption for 6-MW project

The Alberta Utilities Commission on July 21 granted an exemption to Harvest Operations Corp. related to a 6-MW, gas-fired power project.

Harvest Operations sought the exemption from Section 11 of the Hydro and Electric Energy Act regarding the construction and operation of this power plant at its Bilbo sweet gas processing plant, located approximately 60 kilometers southwest of Grande Prairie, Alberta.

Harvest stated that it is planning a greenfield development project in the Bilbo area of the Deep Basin and that the development would involve drilling of approximately 120 gas wells and construction of associated well site facilities and pipelines. These gas wells are expected to supply raw natural gas to the Bilbo gas plant. Harvest said the power plant is proposed at the Bilbo gas plant to generate electric energy for the facilities.

Harvest stated that the proposed power plant would consist of a single Taurus 60-7801S series Solar Gas Turbine generating unit, with a total capability of 6 MW. The power plant would not be connected to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System.

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