Alberta commission seeks comment on uprated plant

The Alberta Utilities Commission is taking comment until Sept. 12 on an amendment request from Northstone Power to up the capacity of a power plant, with a hearing to be held on Oct. 7.

Northstone Power was originally in 2001 granted approval to construct and operate a 15-MW gas-fired power plant, consisting of five 3-MW generators. The amendment is to increase the capacity of the fifth unit from 3 MW to 9.3 MW for a total capacity of 21.3 MW.

The other four units (Cooper-Bessemer LSV-16 reciprocating engine/generator sets) have already been installed at the Elmworth Generation Station. The now-planned fifth engine is made by Wartsila.

The power plant is located southwest of Grande Prairie.

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