Energy & Power
Gas conservation project activated in northern Alberta – Three Creeks Phase I
By Renée Francoeur
February 19, 2015 – Genalta Power Inc. has announced the completion of the first phase of its Three Creeks project in northern Alberta, part of the Peace River Power Centre, in conjunction with Baytex Energy Corp.
The electrical power generating facility is designed to conserve solution gas in the area, while providing a new source of low emissions electricity into Alberta’s power grid. This is Genalta’s fourth gas conservation project and the second in conjunction with Baytex.
The first two of five generation units have been activated, generating approximately 8MW of power, said Genalta. The project is forecasted to generate a total of 20MW that will be activated this year.
The facility will generate electricity for approximately 23,000 Alberta homes using excess gas production associated with Baytex’s Three Creeks heavy oil production, the companies stated.
“Baytex is dedicated to operating in an environmentally responsible manner and this initiative provides a significant increase in gas conservation in the Three Creeks area,” said James Bowzer, Baytex’s president and CEO.
PHOTO: First three of the five generation units for the Peace River Power Centre. (Photo CNW Group/Genalta Power Inc.)