SemCAMS Cogeneration Project

TransAlta and SemCAMS Midstream ULC (“SemCAMS”) have entered into definitive agreements to develop, construct and operate a new cogeneration facility at the SemCAMS Kaybob South No. 3 sour gas processing plant.

The 40 MW project will be jointly owned, operated and maintained with SemCAMS. The capital cost of the Project is expected to be approximately $105 million. SemCAMS will purchase a fifty percent (50%) interest in the new cogeneration facility as of the commercial operation date.

All of the steam production and approximately half of the electricity output will be contracted to SemCAMS under a 13-year fixed price contract. The remaining electricity generation will be sold into the Alberta Power market by TransAlta.

At a Glance

  • The development of the Project will eliminate the need for traditional boilers and reduce annual carbon emissions by approximately 100,000 tonnes CO2e, which is equivalent to removing 20,000 vehicles off Alberta roads.

Facts & Figures

  • Location: Fox Creek, AB 
  • Fuel: Cogeneration 
  • Capacity (MW): 40
  • Ownership: 50%
  • Operator: Yes
  • First on-stream: December 2021 
  • Revenue Source: LTC
  • Builder: Yes