The Alberta Utilities Commission said in a Jan. 20 notice that it will be taking comment until Feb. 10 on an application by Exshaw Oil Corp. for approval of a 10.7-MW natural gas-fired facility to be located approximately 16 kilometers southwest of Spirit River, Alberta.
The plant will be made up of four GE Jenbacher/JGS 616 GS-N.L. reciprocating engines fired by natural gas. Exshaw Oil has also filed an application to interconnect the 10.7-MW facility to the ATCO Electric 25-kV distribution system.
An associated company, Tourmaline Oil Corp., is a Canadian intermediate crude oil and natural gas exploration and production company focused on long-term growth through an aggressive exploration, development, production and acquisition program in the Western Canadian Sedimentary Basin. Tourmaline is planning to export energy from the power plant to ATCO’s distribution system via its proposed interconnection to ATCO’s distribution system. Furthermore, Tourmaline is also planning to import energy from ATCO’s distribution system to serve the LSD 03-10-077-07 W6M gas plant load.
Consulting firm Eclipse Regulatory Compliance Specialists Ltd. prepared the Nov. 3, 2015, application.
A company contact is: Exshaw Oil Corp. c/o Tourmaline Oil Corp., Carl Miiller, Telephone/Fax (403) 767-5938/(403) 269-4151, Miiller@tourmalineoil.com.