Alberta commission schedules hearing for Sundance 7 gas project

The Alberta Utilities Commission said on Dec. 11 that it will hold an April 13, 2015, local hearing in Stony Plain to consider a gas-fired power plant application from TransAlta MidAmerican Partnership (TAMA Power).

TAMA Power has applied to construct and operate an 856-MW natural gas-fired plant in the Wabamun area. It would be Unit 7 at the existing Sundance coal plant. The unit will be in a 2×1 configuration, with two natural gas combustion turbine generators, two heat recovery steam generators and one steam turbine generator.

TAMA Power on April 22 filed its application with the Alberta commission for approval of this project. TAMA Power is a joint venture of Canada-based utility holding company TransAlta Corp. (TSX: TA; NYSE: TAC) and U.S. based MidAmerican Energy Holdings.

A project contact is: TransAlta MidAmerican Partnership, Lois Miller, Phone: 780-731-6000, Email: lois_miller@transalta.com.

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Barry Cassell is Chief Analyst for GenerationHub covering coal and emission controls issues, projects and policy. He has covered the coal and power generation industry for more than 24 years, beginning in November 2011 at GenerationHub and prior to that as editor of SNL Energy’s Coal Report. He was formerly with Coal Outlook for 15 years as the publication’s editor and contributing writer, and prior to that he was editor of Coal & Synfuels Technology and associate editor of The Energy Report. He has a bachelor’s degree from Central Michigan University.