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Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. Pipestone Power Plant Expansion, AUC Decision 27418-D01-2022

Link to Decision Summarized

Gas – Facilities

Application

Tidewater Midstream and Infrastructure Ltd. (“Tidewater”) requested approval to add two Solar Titan 130 natural gas-fired generators, each rated at 17.7 MW to supply the expansion of the Pipestone Sour Gas Plant (“Pipestone Gas Plant”) located in the County of Grand Prairie No. 1 (the “Pipestone Power Plant”). After the proposed power plant expansion, the total capability of the Pipestone Power Plant would be 68 MW. The Pipestone Power Plant would continue to supply only the Pipestone Gas Plant, be electrically isolated from the Alberta Interconnected Electric System, and would be located within the footprint of the existing Pipestone Gas Plant on land already cleared for industrial purposes.

Decision

The AUC determined that the application was in the public interest as required under s. 17 Alberta Utilities Commission Act. Pursuant to ss. 11 and 19 of the HEEA, the AUC approved the application from Tidewater to alter and operate the Pipestone Power Plant.

Applicable Legislation

Rule 007: Applications for Power Plants, Substations, Transmission Lines, Industrial System Designations, Hydro Developments and Gas Utility Pipelines

Rule 012: Noise Control

Alberta Air Emission Standards for Electricity Generation – Alberta Environment.

Guidelines for the Reduction of Nitrogen Oxide Emissions from Natural Gas-Fuelled Stationary Combustion Turbines – Environment and Climate Change Canada

Alberta Ambient Air Quality Objectives – AEP, Air Policy, 2016, No. 2.

Multi-Sector Air Pollutants Regulations, SOR/2016-151.

Alberta Utilities Commission Act, SA 2007, c A-37.2 – s. 17.

Hydro and Electric Energy Act, RSA 2000, c H-16 – ss. 11 and 19.

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