The Alberta Utilities Commission said March 20 that it will take comment until April 13 on an application by Paramount Resources Ltd. to construct and operate a natural gas-fired power plant at its proposed Musreau sour gas processing plant.
Paramount Resources filed this application last December to construct and operate natural gas‐fired units with an installed capacity of 13.77 MW (17.21 MVA) at 20 °C or 15.54 MW (19.42 MVA) at 0 °C. The facility’s intended operating load is 10.4 MW (13 MVA).
All power generating units will be located within the boundaries of Paramount’s proposed Musreau sour gas plant. This location is approximately 80 kilometers south of Grande Prairie and eight kilometers west of Highway 40.
Generated power will be used exclusively by Paramount to meet the facility’s electrical load. Electrical energy 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 to 0.52 g/kW‐hr (0.39 g/hp‐hr). Generated power will be distributed to process and utility loads by variable frequency drives located in a 4160 VAC/3 PH/3000 A motor control center.