In an April 11 decision, the Alberta Utilities Commission approved an application by NAT-1 GP Inc., on behalf of NAT-1 LP, for a time extension to complete construction of a 20-MW natural gas-fired power plant in the Ralston, Alberta area.
The commission had previously stipulated a completion date of Jan. 31, 2016 for construction of the power plant. NAT-1 GP on March 22 requested a time extension to Dec. 31, 2016, in order to complete construction of the power plant.
NAT-1 GP said that it is currently experiencing some operational constraints in the power plant due to issues associated with the cooling system and emissions control. This has delayed the plant commissioning.
Said the April 11 commission order: “The Commission has reviewed the application and finds that given the circumstances no party would be adversely affected by NAT-1 GP’s request, therefore a time extension to December 31, 2016 to complete construction of the power plant is reasonable.”