Bear Creek Cogeneration Plant


Our Bear Creek Cogeneration Plant is a great example of how power innovation can benefit communities, while generating value for shareholders. The plant produces up to 100 megawatts of electricity to both Weyerhaeuser’s Grande Prairie Pulp and Sawmill and Alberta’s competitive electricity market.

Bear Creek imports biomass-derived steam from wood waste and combines it with natural gas-derived steam to power a turbine. The turbine generates energy for the mill, supplies electricity to the Power Pool of Alberta and reduces wood waste destined for landfill. It’s located in the community of Grande Prairie, Alberta.

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

Generates up to 100 megawatts of electricity
Produces 75 tonnes per hour of steam
Generates power, in part, from wood waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill