Alberta seeks comment on 186-MW Enbridge peaker project

The Alberta Utilities Commission said Aug. 8 that it will be holding an Oct. 28 hearing, and taking written comments until Sept. 29, on an application by Enbridge Inc. to construct and operate a 186-MW natural gas-fired facility called the Whitetail Peaking Station.

The Oct. 28 hearing will be in nearby Peace River, Alberta. The power plant would be made up of four gas turbine generator sets with a nominal rating of 46.5-MW each. Enbridge also requested approval to construct and operate the Whitetail 976S substation to be located within the power plant boundary.

Enbridge filed the application on Feb. 18, with a June 13 amendment. The amendment proposed to change the location of stormwater pond within the site and the nature of the proposed pond was changed from evaporative to test and release. The changes to the storm pond would result in a relocation of the main power plant facilities approximately 75 meters to the east.

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