TERIC Power approved for 2-MW, gas-fired plant in Alberta

TERIC Power Ltd. was approved on March 6 by the Alberta Utilities Commission to construct and operate a 2-MW natural gas-fired power plant at its existing industrial site located approximately 9.5 kilometers north of Hardisty, Alberta.

TERIC Power was also approved to connect the Sunrise power plant to the FortisAlberta Inc. 25-kV distribution system.

The Sunrise plant would consist of a 2-MW natural gas reciprocating engine-driven induction generator to be installed in an insulated metal building, along with the engine and associated equipment. It would utilize sweet natural gas, which would be supplied from TERIC Power’s existing gas facility. The power plant is intended to supply power to the TERIC Power industrial site and to export surplus power to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System via the FortisAlberta 25-kV distribution system.

The March 6 approval noted: “The Commission is satisfied that no significant environmental impacts are expected from the proposed power plant. The Commission understands that the air emissions from the project are expected to be compliant with the Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives.”

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