Genalta approved to delete one unit at Cadotte power plant

The Alberta Utilities Commission on Dec. 9 approved an application by Genalta Power to delete an unbuilt unit at its Cadotte power plant from the project approval.

In August 2012, Genalta Power applied with the commission requesting approval to construct and operate a 5-MW expansion to the Cadotte power plant. The power plant is located approximately 30 kilometres east of Peace River. The project was subsequently approved.

In September 2013, Genalta Power requested a time extension to complete the alteration of the power plant from Dec. 31, 2013, until Dec. 31, 2014. That was also approved.

On June 20, 2014, Genalta Power notified the AUC that Genalta GP I Ltd. assumed ownership of the power plant and requested approval to operate the power plant. That was approved. Then Genalta on behalf of Genalta GP I Ltd. filed a letter of enquiry with the AUC on Nov. 19, 2014, to request an amendment to reduce the number of generating units to four from the approved five. The total capability of the power plant will be reduced from 9 MW to 8 MW.

Genalta stated that four of the five approved 1-MW modules were constructed and in operation. Genalta said that after evaluating the availability of waste gas and the capacity of the distribution system in the area, it was determined that the fifth 1-MW module will not be built. 

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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.