NRGreen Power, GE launch waste heat electricity project
The technology will be installed at Alliance Pipeline's Windfall Compressor Station near Whitecourt, Alberta, to generate electricity through the use of waste heat
Calgary, Alberta, Canada, November 1, 2011 — NRGreen Power and GE announced plans for a new recovered energy project that will produce power without additional emissions using the first global application of GE's ORegen system.
The technology will be installed at Alliance Pipeline's Windfall Compressor Station near Whitecourt, Alberta, to generate electricity through the use of waste heat. The ORegen system is the latest in Organic Rankin Cycle technology and its introduction at the Global Clean Energy Congress in Calgary, AB, marks its official debut in the market.
NRGreen Power Limited Partnership works to develop clean energy by converting waste heat generated at compressor stations along the Alliance Pipeline system to produce emission free electric power.
The company currently has four waste heat recovery units operational at Kerrobert, Loreburn, Estlin, and Alameda, Saskatchewan. While its Whitecourt Recovered Energy Project marks the company's fifth waste heat recovery installation, it is the first to employ GE's ORegen system. Construction of the WREP will commence in May 2012. NRGreen is jointly owned by Veresen Inc. and Enbridge Income Fund Holdings Inc.
The ORegen system recovers waste heat from gas turbine exhaust and converts it into electric energy. The benefits of deploying the systems are substantial, improving overall plant efficiency by up to 50 percent or more and producing electric power with no additional fuel by recovering heat from all types of gas turbine exhaust (or any other low to medium grade waste heat source).
The system is ideal for remote locations because, unlike many cogeneration technologies, it does not require water use or the use of on-site manned operational supervision.