Muskeg River Cogeneration Plant

The Muskeg River Cogeneration Plant is a 170 megawatt natural gas-fired plant that meets the needs of the Muskeg River Mine located 70 kilometres north near Fort McMurray, Alberta. It is jointed owned by by ATCO Power Ltd. and SaskPower Ltd. The Muskeg River Mine is part of the Athabasca Oil Sands Project joint venture between Shell Canada Limited, Chevron Canada Resources Limited and Marathon Oil. ATCO Pipelines built the 16 inch pipeline which supplies natural gas to the cogeneration facility. The 118 kilometer line comes from an existing gas transmission system. ATCO Electric built and operates a 260 kV substation that transports electricity to the Power Pool of Alberta.