Kaybob South No. 3 Sour Gas Processing Facility cogeneration plant expansion

​Kaybob South No. 3 Sour Gas Processing Facility cogeneration plant expansion

The AUC is considering applications for a cogeneration plant expansion south of Fox Creek



The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved an application from TransAlta and SemCAMS Midstream ULC (“SemCAMS”)  to develop, construct and operate a new cogeneration facility at the SemCAMS Kaybob South No. 3 sour gas processing plant. The project would be jointly owned, operated and maintained with SemCAMS. The AUC issued a notice of application for this proceeding on December 19, 2019.

TransAlta and SemCAMS applied to construct and operate a new 33-megawatt cogeneration power plant, a substation and a 9.75-megawatt reciprocating internal combustion engine generator within the existing fenceline of SemCAMS's existing Kaybob South No. 3 Sour Gas Processing Facility. TransAlta Kaybob was denied its application to designate the existing power plant, the cogeneration power plant and the connecting 138-kilovolt electric distribution line as an industrial system.​

The cogeneration power plant would be located in Legal Subdivision 3 of Section 15, Township 59, Range 18, west of the Fifth Meridian.

A written hearing for this proceeding was concluded on July 20, 2020, and a decision is forthcoming. A hearing was originally scheduled for this proceeding on June 1, 2020, in Calgary but was deferred due to the COV​ID-19 pandemic.​

Please visit the sections of the AUC website entitled Review process and Have your say for more information about the process used to assess and consider applications for electric and natural gas utility projects in Alberta.

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The eFiling System should be accessed to view the applications and the other documents the AUC will be considering in this proceeding. The system is also used to file submissions and evidence to participate in the proceeding.

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Proceeding 25117                 Register

Application status: complete

Written hearing: Completed July 29, 2020 

 Decision 25117-D01-2020 issued September 25, 2020

AUC contact​: 

Laura Fukuda 403-592-4388 or laura.fukuda@auc.ab.ca


 TransAlta Kaybob 3 Generation Facility Inc. contact: 

Chad Macy  403-267-3816 or chad_macy@transalta.com


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