Paramount Resources plans gas-fired power plant in Alberta

Paramount Resources Ltd. is proposing to construct and operate natural gas‐fired units with an installed capacity of 13.77 MW within the boundaries of Paramount’s proposed Musreau sour gas plant in Alberta.

The company, through Gas Liquids Engineering Ltd., applied on Dec. 24 at the Alberta Utilities Commission for a non-approval of this project since the project won’t be built to serve outside electrical load. This location is approximately 80 kilometers south of Grande Prairie and 8 kilometers west of Highway 40.

Generated power will be produced by three Solar Taurus 60‐7901s gas turbine generator sets. Two units will operate continuously while the third will be on stand‐by, and may operate during periods of higher load. These gas turbines feature Solar’s “SoLoNOx Combustion System” which will reduce NOx emissions.

The power plant’s fuel is planned to be sweet natural gas supplied by a take‐off from the gas plant’s sales gas stream. During plant start‐up, the fuel gas will be supplied by buyback from a third party sales pipeline. The expected in‐service date for the power plant is the third quarter of 2016.  

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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.