MacKay River Plant

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Overview 

MacKay River is an industrial cogeneration project that is situated on Suncor’s MacKay River oilsands development, 60 km (37 miles) northwest of Fort McMurray, Alta. The cogeneration plant is an integral part of Suncor’s bitumen extraction facilities.

The project uses a General Electric 7FA combustion turbine equipped with a dry low NOx combustion system to maximize fuel efficiency and minimize air emissions.

In order to deliver the large quantities of steam required by Suncor, the MacKay River project uses one of the largest Enhanced Oil Recovery HRSGs ever built.

TransCanada Energy Ltd. participates in Alberta’s competitive electricity market.

For further information on the facility, read our fact sheet.

An integral part of Suncor’s bitumen extraction facilities

An integral part of Suncor’s bitumen extraction facilities

Natural gas-fired combustion turbine

Natural gas-fired combustion turbine

Produces steam for injection wells

Produces steam for injection wells

 

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The MacKay River Cogeneration Plant located near Fort McMurray, Alta., part of Suncor’s bitumen extraction facilities. The plant, located 60 km (37 miles) northwest of Fort McMurray,  also produces close to 200 megawatts of energy for Alberta communities.

Regulatory

Regulatory Contact

TransCanada's Alberta power-generation plants and business is governed according to regulations outlined by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC).

Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)
Local

Calgary     403.592.8845

Edmonton 780.427.4901

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Ways to reach us

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MacKay River Plant (TransCanada)

 

MacKay River Plant (TransCanada)
450 – 1 St. SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 5H1

 

Pat Drysdale, Site Manager

1.403.936.3334

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