Battle River power station

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm}} Battle River power station is a 689-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Forestburg, Flagstaff, Alberta, Canada.[1]

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Forestburg, Flagstaff, Alberta, Canada.

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Background

The plant is owned and operated by ATCO. Coal is provided by the Forestburg Collieries operated by West Moreland Coal.[1]

In August 2018 the Alberta Utilities Commission approved a plan for ATCO to convert all units at the power station to run on gas instead of coal.[2] ATCO had previously announced that it hoped to make this conversion before current power purchase agreements expired at the end of 2020.[1] As of December 31, 2018 Unit 4 had been converted to be co-firing on coal and gas.[3] ATCO plans to completely convert Unit 5 to gas in 2019.[3]

Plant Details

  • Sponsor: ATCO Power
  • Parent company: ATCO Power
  • Location: Forestburg, Flagstaff, Alberta, Canada
  • Coordinates: 52.468889, -112.133889 (exact)
  • Status: Unit 1-2: Retired; Units 3-5: Operating
  • Gross capacity: Unit 3: 149 MW; Unit 4: 155 MW; Unit 5: 385 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • In service: Units 1-2: 1956-2000; Unit 3: 1969; Unit 4: 1975; Unit 5: 1981
  • Coal type: Sub-bituminous
  • Coal source: Paintearth and Vesta mines
  • Source of financing:

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Battle River Generating Station Battle River Generating Station], Wikipedia, accessed January 2019
  2. Battle River Power Plant Alterations, Alberta Utilities Commission, Aug. 27, 2018
  3. 3.0 3.1 CANADIAN UTILITIES LIMITED MANAGEMENT’S DISCUSSION AND ANALYSIS, Canadian Utilities Limited, Dec. 31, 2018

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External Articles

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