The Alberta Utilities Commission on Aug. 2 approved an application from BowArk Energy Ltd. to extend the construction completion date of the 94-MW Queenstown Power Plant.
BowArk has approval to construct and operate this 94-MW plant, to be located in the Vulcan area. The plant would consist of five 18.76-MW natural gas-fuelled reciprocating generating units.
BowArk filed an application with the Alberta commission in June requesting approval to extend the construction completion date of the power plant from Dec. 31, 2017, to Nov. 22, 2018. BowArk stated it would be delaying the construction start date of the Queenstown Power Plant. It said that site preparation would be delayed until the spring of 2017 while equipment placement would be delayed until late 2017 or early 2018. In response to an information request, BowArk stated that the proposed commercial operation for the power plant is Nov. 22, 2018.
BowArk said that the project delay was the result of one of the two equity parties having withdrawn from the project. BowArk explained that it was in the process of replacing that equity component.