CCGT Plants in Canada - other provinces
Becancour
Location: QC
Operator: TransCanada Energy
Configuration: 550-MW, 2+1 CCGT with 7001FA gas turbines CHP
Operation: 2006
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: Alstom
T/G supplier: GE, Siemens
EPC: SNC Lavalin
Quick facts: Construction started in Jun 2003 and was completed in Sep 2006. Total investment was $C500mn. Electricity is sold to Hydro-Quebec under long term contract and steam is sold to Norsk Hydro's magnesium smelter and Pioneer Chemicals' chlor-alkali plant.  A record setting 7,456ft horizontal directional drill project was required for a Gaz Métropolitain 20in gas line crossing of the St Lawrence River. Contractor was Michaels Directional Crossings Co.

Photograph courtesy of LS Power Development
Posted 1 Nov 2006

Charlottetown
Location: PE
Operator: Maritime Electric
Configuration: 1 X 50 MW LM6000 combustion turbine
Fuel: diesel oil
Operation: 2005
T/G supplier: GE
Quick facts: Output from this $35mn unit will be used as backup for the submarine cables that supply most of Maritime Electric’s requirements.

Photograph courtesy of Maritime Electric
Posted 26 Feb 2005

Fort Nelson New
Location: BC
Operator: BC Hydro
Configuration: 75-MW, 1+1 CCGT with LM6000 gas turbine CHP
Operation: 1999-2012
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: IST
T/G supplier: GE, Shin Nippon, Brush
EPC: BC Hydro
Quick facts: This power station is 16km south of Fort Nelson. The town is not connected to the BC Hydro transmission grid, but is connected to the Alberta grid. BC Hydro has an agreement with the Alberta Electric System Operator to provide backup electricity. In Apr 2010, the main EPC contracts were awarded for a CCGT station upgrade project. This includes a new HRSG, a new GE gas turbine, an air-cooled STG, and other improvements.

Photograph courtesy of BC Hydro
Posted 20 Feb 2012

   

Island Cogen
Location: BC
Operator: Capital Power
Configuration: 254-MW, single-shaft CCGT with GT24B gas turbine CHP
Operation: 2002
Fuel: natural gas
HRSG supplier: ABB
T/G supplier: ABB
EPC: ABB
Quick facts: Island Cogen is the largest power sation on Vancouver Island. It went commercial in Apr 2002 and has 20yr contracts to sell electricity to BC Hydro and steam to paper maker Norske Skog. The facility also has a 20yr fuel supply agreement with BC Hydro. Island Cogen was originally built by Calpine and sold to Kelson Energy. In Jul 2010, Kelson agreed to sell the facility to Capital Power for $C207mn.

Photograph courtesy of Calpine
Posted 1 Oct 2006

Abbreviations

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

Updated 10-Feb-2017

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