Since 2001, Carseland has been providing Alberta with up to 95 megawatts of electricity from its industrial cogeneration plant located in Carseland, Alta., at Nutrien’s Carseland Nitrogen Operation. In addition to supplying the Nutrien operation with a stable source of power, the plant offers much needed support for the Southern Alberta electrical grid – contributing to a stable source of electricity for Alberta homes and businesses.
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TransCanada’s Carseland Cogeneration Plant fulfills a dual purpose – powering a factory and helping stabilize the electrical grid for Alberta families – all thanks to natural gas.
The Carseland Cogeneration Plant is part of our network of power generation plants in Alberta. Here’s where you can find us.
Cogeneration is a thermodynamically efficient use of fuel that produces energy. At the Carseland Cogeneration Plant this fuel comes, in part, from industrial waste heat. This waste heat is produced by a wood waste boiler and combined with natural gas-generated steam to run a turbine that produces electricity. Cogeneration plants minimize fuel consumption, save money and can greatly reduce emissions.
The Carseland facility has a capacity of 95 megawatts of electricity with 120 tonnes per hour of steam also produced, which is captured and used to power a factory. The plant is designed to operate at full load, 24 hours per day, year round (except during periods of routine maintenance).
Carseland uses clean-burning natural gas in combustion turbines to produce electricity. The plant is highly fuel-efficient with Dry Low Knox combustion technology to minimize emissions.
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