Alberta seeks comment on gas-fired power project of Paramount Resources

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.

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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.