NAT-1 asks for more time to complete 20-MW plant in Alberta

NAT-1 GP Inc. filed a March 18 application with the Alberta Utilities Commission to extend the time to complete a 20-MW plant that was established in a prior approval.

NAT-1 in March 2015 notified the Alberta Securities Commission that it will assume ownership of the 20-MW natural gas-fired plant from Natural Energy Partners Ltd. The plant site is in the Ralston, Alberta, area. The commission previously approved a time extension until January 31, 2016, to allow for unexpected delays.

Said the March 18 application: “NAT-1 is experiencing operational constraints primarily due to cooling system and emissions control, that did not allow for completion of commissioning and will require additional time to engineer and complete construction of corrections to allow the plant to function as intended. Therefore, NAT-1 requests a time extension to resume and complete construction. A Letter of Enquiry to the AUC will be submitted in a timely matter, when the extent of required modifications are known.”

It is asking for a new extension of the time to complete construction of the power plant to December 31, 2016.

A company contact is: Pamela Pelletier, NAT-1 GP Inc., 403-860-5685.

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