Peace River Power pursues Alberta okay for 98-MW, gas-fired project

Peace River Power Project LP, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Kineticor Resource Corp., on July 7 applied at the Alberta Utilities Commission for approval of a 98-MW, gas-fired plant known as the Peace River Power Project.

The project will consist of two simple cycle General Electric LM6000 gas turbine generators and associated equipment (i.e. air compressors and fuel gas compressor). The project site is located approximately 40 kilometers northeast of the town of Peace River, Alberta. The project will utilize both conventional sales gas and associated gas from an existing Baytex Energy Corp. production well, which is adjacent to the project site.

The project includes:

  • the two simple cycle GE LM6000 gas turbine generator packages (including gas turbine, generator, exhaust stack, air intake filter house, lube oil cooler, and enclosure ventilation system);
  • two fin-fan coolers;
  • one 3-MW fuel gas compressor driven by a Cat 3616 gas engine located inside the Fuel Conditioning Skid Building;
  • two air compressors located inside the Warehouse/Maintenance Building;
  • two step-up transformers; and
  • two auxiliary transformers.

The project is located within a large well pad development area of approximately 20 kilometers by 20 kilometers. There are more than 30 well pad sites located within a 3-kilometer radius of the project. The Baytex 1-18 wellsite is adjacent to the project.

The project footprint falls within the Green Area of Alberta, where public lands are managed by Alberta Environment and Parks for recreation, energy development, timber production, watershed fish and wildlife, and other uses. Land use in the local assessment area is comprised of oil and gas developments and forestry operations.

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