Alberta okays ownership change, delay for 14.9-MW project

The Alberta Utilities Commission on Oct. 12 approved an application from Brooks Heat and Power Ltd. to transfer ownership of a 14.9-MW plant in the Brooks area and to grant a time extension for completion of the plant construction.

“After consideration of the record of the proceeding, and for the reasons outlined in this decision, the Commission grants the ownership transfer and the time extension,” said the order.

Alberta Heat and Power LLC has had approval to construct and operate a 14.9-MW cogeneration plant at the JBS Food Canada Inc. meat processing plant and has approval to connect the plant to the Alberta Interconnected Electric System. Blue Earth Inc., on behalf of Brooks Heat and Power, requested approval to transfer ownership of the power plant and the connection order to Brooks Heat and Power.

Brooks Heat and Power further requested approval to extend the completion date of the plant from Oct. 31, 2016, to Dec. 15, 2017.

Blue Earth stated that it had recently undergone corporate changes that resulted in the reorganization of the power plant project and a change of the engineering company used for this project. Alberta Heat and Power and Brooks Heat and Power are both wholly-owned subsidiaries of Blue Earth.

Blue Earth stated that the change in engineering company for the project affected the project in-service date and requested the time extension until Dec. 15, 2017.

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