Primrose Cogeneration Plant

The Primrose Cogeneration Plant is an 85 megawatt natural gas-fired plant that was Alberta’s first independent power project in the newly deregulated market of 1998. It is jointly owned by ATCO Power Ltd. and Canadian Natural Resources Ltd. (CNRL) and was constructed to meet the needs of CNRL’s heavy oil operations at Wolf Lake and Primrose in northeastern Alberta. CNRL leads the operation of the facility with guidance from an ATCO Power plant manager. Surplus power is sold into the Power Pool of Alberta.