CCGT Plants in Canada - Alberta
Aurora Cogen
Location: AB
Operator: Syncrude Canada Ltd
Configuration: 85-MW CHP plant with 7001EA gas turbine
Operation: 1999
Fuel: natural gas, oil
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: AGRA
Quick facts: This power plant supports the Aurora area expansion of Syncrude's oil sands mining operations.

Photograph courtesy of Syncrude Canada Ltd
Posted 26 Jan 2005

Bear Creek
Location: AB
Operator: TransCanada Energy
Configuration: 80-MW, 1+1 CCGT with Trent gas turbine CHP
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: IST
T/G supplier: Rolls-Royce, Brush, Dresser, EMC
EPC: Jacobs Engineering
Quick facts: This CHP is sited at Weyerhaeuser's Grande Prairie pulp and sawmill 10km south of Grande Prairie. The project went commercial in Feb 2003. Some steam for power production is generated by combustion of about 30,000tpy of wood waste. Electricity and steam is sold back to Weherhaeuser and electricity on the open market. CHP plant operation is controlled at the mill.

Photograph courtesy of TransCanada
Posted 4 Nov 2009

Calgary Energy
Location: AB
Operator: Enmax
Configuration: 300-MW, 1+1 CCGT with W501FD gas turbine
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: SWPC, Fuji
EPC: UTEC, AMEC, PCL, TIC
Quick facts: Calgary Energy sells in to the Alberta Power Pool.

Photograph courtesy of Power
Posted 14 Aug 2004

Cavalier Gas Plant
Location: AB
Operator: EnCana Corp
Configuration: 120-MW, 2+1 CCGT with LM6000PC E-Sprint gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2001
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Innnovative Steam Technologies
T/G supplier: GE, Dresser
Quick facts: The plant was developed by PanCanadian Petroleum Ltd and sells electricity into the Alberta Power Pool. Psychrometric Systems supplied the two-cell cooling tower and Honeywell supplied its PlantScape DCS.

Photograph courtesy of EnCana Corp
Posted 18 Sep 2003

Clover Bar Energy
Location: AB
Operator: Capital Power Corp
Configuration: 1 X 43.4 MW LM6000, 2 X 100-MW LMS100
Operation: 2008-2010
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: This GT plant is located on the east side of the North Saskatchewan River on the site of the the former 660-MW Clover Bar GS. The old plant has been dismantled. GT No 3 commissioned on 20 Jan 2010 about 6mo ahead of schedule.

Photograph courtesy of Capital Power Corp
Re-posted 20 Nov 2013

Joffre
Location: AB
Operator: Capital Power
Configuration: 480-MW, 2+1 CCGT with WH501FC gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2000
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Nooter
T/G supplier: Westinghouse, Toshiba
EPC: Black & Veatch, Spantec Constructors
Quick facts: ATCO Power, NOVA Chemicals Ltd. and Capital Power Corp (formerly EPCOR) This CCGT plant supplies steam and electricity to NOVA Chemical’s petrochem plant in central Alberta near Red Deer. The plant also sells electricity into the Alberta Power Pool. The cogeneration plant was part of a $1.8bn expansion at the NOVA site that included additional ethylene, polyethylene and linear alpha olefin production capacity. The cogeneration plant was jointly constructed and is currently owned by ATCO Power (40%), NOVA Chemicals (20%), and Capital Power 40%). Photograph courtesy of ATCO
Posted 7 May 2010
Muskeg River
Location: AB
Operator: ATCO Power
Configuration: 2 X 85 MW 7001EA gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2003
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: About half of the electricity from this cogen plant is used at the Muskeg River Mine and the surplus is sold into the Alberta Power Pool. The Muskeg River Mine is located 70km north of Fort McMurray and is part of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project joint venture between Shell Canada, Chevron Canada, and Western Oil Sands. Two fired HRSGs produce steam used for bitumen extraction. ATCO Pipelines built a 118km, 16in pipeline to supply gas. ATCO Electric built and operates a 260kV substation at the site. The CHP project is owned by ATCO Power (70%) and SaskPower International (30%). Photograph courtesy of ATCO
Posted 7 May 2010
Polar Hill
Location: AB
Operator: ATCO Power
Configuration: 1 X 45 MW LM6000PD
Operation: 1998
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: ATCO
Quick facts: This facility near Grande Prairie provides voltage support and peaking capacity to northwest Alberta. It was developed in response to a competitive RFP. The plant can operate as a synchronous condenser and this innovative design made Polar Hill a Power magazine Plant of the Year Award in 2000.

Photograph courtesy of ATCO
Posted 7 May 2010

Primrose
Location: AB
Operator: ATCO Power
Configuration: 1 X 85 MW 7001EA gas turbine CHP
Operation: 1998
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: This is Alberta's first IPP and was developed by ATCO Power and Amoco Canada Power Resources. Amoco’s operations were later purchased by Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. The CHP plant supplies electricity and steam to CNRL’s heavy oil operations at Wolf Lake and Primrose in northeastern Alberta. Surplus power is sold to the Alberta Power Pool. The cogeneration plant is owned 50:50 by CNRL and ATCO Power.

Photograph courtesy of ATCO
Posted 8 May 2010

Rainbow Lake-1
Location: AB
Operator: ATCO Power
Configuration: 88 MW, 1 X W201, 1 X Type 11S, 1 X Type 11L gas turbines
Operation: 1968-1993
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: Westinghouse, BBC
Quick facts: This is part of the most northerly generating facility on the Alberta grid and is located 14km southeast of the town of Rainbow Lake and 900km north of Edmonton. Unit-1 was first installed at Vermillion in 1961 and relocated to Rainbow Lake in 1968, Unit-2 was a new-build at the site in 1970, and the third machine was installed at Simonette in 1966 and relocated to Rainbow Lake in 1993.

Photograph courtesy of ATCO
Posted 8 May 2010

Rainbow Lake-2
Location: AB
Operator: ATCO Power
Configuration: 2 X 45 MW LM6000 gas turbines CHP
Operation: 1999-2001
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: ATCO
Quick facts: This extension to Rainbow lake power station was built next to a gas processing plant operated by Husky Oil. A single HRSG was installed to supply steam to Husky.

Photograph courtesy of ATCO
Posted 8 May 2010

Scotford Air Liquide
Location: AB
Operator: Air Liquide Canada
Configuration: 80-MW 7001EA gas turbine CHP
Operation: 2000
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: NEPCO, PCL Industrial Contractors
Quick facts: The plant sells electricity to TransAlta Utilities and steam to Shell Chemicals.

Photograph courtesy of NEPCO
Posted 23 Feb 2002<

Scotford Cogen
Location: AB
Operator: ATCO Power
Configuration: 170-MW, 1+1 CCGT with 7001EA gas turbine CHP
Operation: 2004
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: ??
T/G supplier: GE, Alstom
Quick facts: This CHP plant was constructed to provide steam and electricity of the Athabasca Oilsands Upgrader. This is a joint venture between Shell Canada, Chevron Canada, and Western Oilsands LP. Since 2002, the Scotford Upgrader has been treating about 155,000 bbls of bitumen per day into synthetic crude oils. The prvoess takes about two-thirds of the electricity fromt eh cogen plant with the balance being sold to the Alberta Power Pool. The site is east of Fort Saskatchewan.

Photograph courtesy of ATCO
Posted 8 May 2010

Shepard Energy
Location: AB
Operator: Capital Power
Configuration: 800-MW, 2+1 CCGT with M501G+ gas turbines
Operation: 2015
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Vogt
T/G supplier: MHI, Melco
EPC: Burns & McDonnell, Kiewit, Black & Veatch
Quick facts: In Dec 2012, Capital Power and ENMAX Corp signed a 50:50 JV agreement to build this merchant CCGT plan in Calgary. Capital Power and Enmax also entered into various commercial agreements, including a 20yr tolling agreement. This C$1.6bn project is expected online in Q1, 2015.

Photograph courtesy of Capital Power
Posted 20 Nov 2013

Sturgeon
Location: AB
Operator: ATCO Power
Configuration: 1 X 10W, 1 X 7.5 MW Type 11 gas turbines
Operation: 1958-1961
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: BBC
Quick facts: Sturgeon is near Valleyview about 400km northwest of Edmonton. Unit-1 was installed and commissioned at Sturgeon in 1957 and Unit-2 installed and commissioned at Vermillion in 1954 and relocated to Sturgeon in 1961. This machine was the first industrial gas turbine in Canada. The Sturgeon gas turbines operate infrequently for voltage support and to meet peak load.

Photograph courtesy of ATCO
Posted 8 May 2010

   
Valleyview
Location: AB
Operator: ATCO Power
Configuration: 2 X 45 MW LM6000PC gas turbines
Operation: 2001-2008
Fuel: natural gas
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: ATCO
Quick facts: This facility 100km east of Grande Prairie provides voltage support and peaking capacity. Unit-1 can operate as a synchronous condenser

Photograph courtesy of ATCO
Posted 8 May 2010

Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 20-Nov-2013

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