Energy & Power
SaskPower & Kineticor launch flare gas power project
By Anthony Capkun
March 3, 2016* – Today, near Shaunavon, independent power producer Kineticor brought a new flare gas power generation process into commercial operation, providing 1MW of electricity to the Saskatchewan power grid, which will purchased by SaskPower under a 20-year agreement.
“We hope to see more projects like this being developed in the future by oil & gas producers and their partners, in collaboration with SaskPower,” said Mike Marsh, SaskPower president & CEO.
The project was initiated with the launch of SaskPower’s Flare Gas Power Generation Program, which was designed to help oil & gas operations reduce their environmental footprint by turning waste flare gas into usable electricity. It also represents a small additional revenue source for the operations. In addition, this project will allow further R&D into flare gas power technology.
“This project signifies one of the many opportunities for Kineticor to provide oil & gas producers an economical solution to reduce and eliminate flaring,” said Kineticor CEO Andrew Plaunt. “We offer an innovative model to capture and convert energy that would otherwise be flared while significantly reducing the operation’s carbon footprint.”
* Updated March 16, 2016, with photos, courtesy Kineticor.