Enbridge Inc. won a Dec. 24 approval from the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct and operate a 186-MW natural gas-fired simple-cycle plant inthe Peace River area, to be known as the Whitetail Peaking Station.
Also approved was a substation to be designated as Whitetail 976S. The application was registered in February 2014. The project would be located in the Northern Sunrise County of Alberta, approximately 25 kilometers northeast of the town of Peace River. The project includes an approximately 2.5-kilometer natural gas pipeline connecting the station to TransCanada PipeLines’ NGTL System.
The power plant would consist of four General Electric LM6000 PF natural gas turbines operating in simple-cycle mode for a total installed capacity of 186 MW. Enbridge said during the review process that construction of the project would commence in early 2015, would take approximately 14 months, and that it would be fully operational by mid-2016.