Just Freehold seeks expansion of gas-fired power plant in Alberta

The Alberta Utilities Commission said Aug. 2 that it will take comments until Aug. 23 on an application from Just Freehold Energy Corp. to expand its existing 1,300-kW natural gas-fired plant located near the Village of Alix.

If approved, the expansion would be comprised of two new reciprocating engines supplying an additional 3,100 kW, for a total generating capability of 4,400 kW. If approved, the power plant would be connected to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System and the new natural gas-fired generators would be fully contained within a building. 

This facility will draw fuel gas from wells in the area and from an existing pipeline system connecting low pressure sweet natural gas wells in the area. It is anticipated that the generator will run continuously throughout the year except when undergoing maintenance or during periods when the demand for electricity and thereby power price is low. The facility will be connected into the existing 25 kVA power line running into the site.

A project contact is: Just Freehold Energy Corp., Brad Murray, Phone: 403-313-3540, bradmurray@justfreehold.com.

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