Scotford Cogeneration Plant
The Scotford Cogeneration Plant is a 170 megawatt natural gas-fired cogeneration plant that meets the thermal and power needs of the Athabasca Oilsands Upgrader. ATCO Power is the sole owner and operator of the facility. The Athabasca Oilsand Upgrader utilizes two-thirds of the electricity generated by the Scotford Cogeneration Plant. The remaining electricity is sold into the Power Pool of Alberta. Energy from the exhaust of the gas turbines is recovered in the heat recovery boiler to provide steam for the Upgrader and steam turbine. The Scotford Cogeneration Plant, constructed at the Shell Scotford Refinery Site east of Fort Saskatchewan, Alberta is part of the Upgrader facility. The Athabasca Oilsands Upgrader is a joint venture between Shell Canada Limited, Chevron Canada Resources Limited and Western Oilsands LP and is operated by Shell Canada Limited.