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Turbine flue gas heat exchanger PAYS BIG DIVIDENDS to ENVIRONMENT and BOTTOM LINE By Stephen Murdoch Clean Energy benefit the entire province. “This project promises to produce benefits for not only SaskEnergy, but for all of Saskatchewan. The Rosetown project alone will generate approximately seven million kilowatt-hours per year. This is enough power to supply almost 800 homes. Best of all, we fully expect the project to pay for itself within a decade,” says Kim Korchinski, Engineer-in-Training, Facilities Engineering Project Leader for Rosetown Waste Heat Recovery. For several years, SaskEnergy/ TransGas has been looking into waste heat recovery applications in various capacities. “Prior to the current project being conceived, waste heat recovery was looked at to provide heat for a greenhouse project. When SaskPower introduced a new program called the Green Options Partner Program, which made it accessible for environmentally friendly power projects to access SaskPower’s electrical grid, we began looking at larger-scale applications for the technology. In 2009, SaskEnergy/TransGas embarked on a new line of business; small-scale waste heat recovery for electricity generation at the Rosetown and Coleville compressor stations,” Korchinski explains. The project has come a long way since receiving approval from the SaskEnergy Board of Directors in April of 2009. “On November 10th of last year, the waste heat recovery unit at TransGas’ Rosetown Compressor I n early 2011, SaskEnergy unveiled a renewable power project that will capture heat at two of its compressor stations and use it to produce power that will be fed into the province’s electrical grid. In conjunction with Cambridge, Ontario-based Found Energy and its sister company Innovative Steam Technologies, SaskEnergy’s pipeline subsidiary, TransGas, will undertake the waste heat recovery projects in Rosetown and Coleville, Saskatchewan. The $6.5-million plan will see the Crown corporation produce more electricity than it consumers by 2015. Capturing heat from the engine exhaust at the two facilities and converting them into electricity promises to 48 Mechanical Contractors Associations of Alberta, B.C., Manitoba & Saskatchewan 2012

Table of Contents for the Digital Edition of The Western Journal 2012

MCA Canada Message
Alberta Message
British Columbia Message
Manitoba Message
Saskatchewan Message
Alberta Update
British Columbia Update
Manitoba Update
Saskatchewan Update
World Plumbing Day
Victim of Its Own Success
First of Its Kind in Canada
A New Approach: The Future of the Construction Sector Council
Protecting One’s Right to Timely Payment
Clean Energy Pays Big Dividends to Environment and Bottom Line
Index to Advertisers

The Western Journal 2012