EghtesadOnline: Furthering its commitment to decarbonizing the energy sector worldwide, Siemens Energy has been selected to provide its highly efficient gas turbine technology and long-term services to the planned 900 MW Cascade Power Plant in Alberta, Canada.
The project supports the decarbonization of Alberta's power supply by switching from coal to natural gas. Once operational, the power plant is expected to reduce Alberta’s carbon emissions from energy production by up to 5%, worldoil.com reported.
Siemens Energy received the order from Kineticor, a developer and manager of clean power projects across Canada with the end user being the Cascade Power Project Limited Partnership. The order value is in excess of $350 million. The plant is expected to begin operating in 2023.
As per the agreement, Siemens Energy will provide two highly efficient SGT6-8000H gas turbines in single shaft combine cycle configuration, steam turbines and heat recovery steam generators as well as long-term services.
The 900 MW Cascade Power Plant, to be located near Edson, Alberta, is designed to produce low emissions and highly efficient electricity that is expected to supply over eight percent of the province’s average electricity demand. Furthermore, the project is expected to create 600 jobs.
In the power sector, Alberta contributes over 50% of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions and as such the Cascade Power Plant is expected to result in one of the largest emissions reduction opportunities in the country’s electricity sector.