Siemens Energy has been selected to provide its high efficiency gas turbine technology and long-term services to the planned 900 MW Cascade power plant in Alberta, Canada. The project supports the decarbonisation 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%.
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 euros 330 million. The plant is expected to begin operating in 2023.
Under the agreement, Siemens will provide two high efficiency SGT6-8000H gas tubines in single shaft combined cycle configuration, steam turbines and heat recovery steam generators as well as long-term services. The plant, to be located near Edson, Alberta, is designed to produce low emissions and enough power to supply over 8% of the province’s average electricity demand. It is also expected to create 600 peak jobs and 25 long-term positions.
In the power sector, Alberta contributes over 50 % of Canada’s greenhouse gas emissions and the Cascade plant is expected to result in one of the largest emissions reduction opportunities in the country’s electricity sector.