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Bear Creek Cogeneration Plant

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Overview 

Our Bear Creek Cogeneration Plant is a great example of how power innovation can benefit communities, while generating value for shareholders. The plant produces up to 100 megawatts of electricity to both Weyerhaeuser’s Grande Prairie Pulp and Sawmill and Alberta’s competitive electricity market.

Bear Creek imports biomass-derived steam from wood waste and combines it with natural gas-derived steam to power a turbine. The turbine generates energy for the mill, supplies electricity to the Power Pool of Alberta and reduces wood waste destined for landfill. It’s located in the community of Grande Prairie, Alberta.

 

FAQs

Cogeneration is a thermodynamically efficient use of fuel that produces energy. At the Bear Creek Cogeneration Plant this fuel comes, in part, from industrial waste heat. This waste heat is produced by a wood waste boiler and combined with natural gas-generated steam to run a turbine that produces electricity. Cogeneration plants minimize fuel consumption, save money and can greatly reduce emissions.

Our Bear Creek Plant has a capacity of up to 100 megawatts of electricity and 75 tonnes per hour of steam. The steam is recaptured and used as part of the power generation process.

Bear Creek uses a combination of clean burning natural gas and wood waste to power its turbine. Interestingly, the wood waste used would otherwise be sent to landfill.

Generates up to 100 megawatts of electricity

Produces 75 tonnes per hour of steam

Generates power, in part, from wood waste that would otherwise be sent to landfill

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TC Energy’s Bear Creek Cogeneration Plant is a great example of how power innovation can benefit communities, while generating value for shareholders.  Bear Creek is part of our network of power generation plants in Alberta. Here’s where you can find us.

Regulatory contact

TC Energy's Alberta power-generation plants and business is governed according to regulations outlined by the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC).

Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC)
Calgary 403-592-8845

Edmonton  780-427-4901

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Ways to reach us

TC Energy is committed to notifying affected landowners, towns, communities and local, state and federal governments and agencies involved in the Project. If you have any questions about the Project, please reach out to us via the contact information below.

Bear Creek Cogeneration Plant (TC Energy)

Bear Creek Cogeneration Plant 
450 - 1 St. SW
Calgary, Alberta
T2P 5H1

Jamie Hodel, Site Manager

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