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Keephills 3 Power Plant

less carbon dioxide emissions
Office: Edmonton 
Customer: TransAlta/EPCOR 
Location: Edmonton, Canada 
Timeframe: 2007 - 2011 
The Keephills 3 (K3) generating facility is an important step in ensuring reliable and cost effective electricity for Alberta’s future power needs.

EPCOR and TransAlta, equal partners in the ownership of K3, will independently dispatch and market their share of the unit’s electrical output.

Working in an integrated team with the owners, ColtWorleyParsons has completed the front end development including preliminary engineering, project planning, CAPEX estimation and construction strategy planning. ColtWorleyParsons was also recently awarded the detailed engineering for the balance of plant and construction management for the entire facility.

K3 will feature supercritical boiler technology, the best available technology to economically provide improved environmental performance. When producing the same power the plant will emit 24% less CO2 and reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx) and mercury (Hg) compared to the units TransAlta is retiring. Thus, replacing Alberta’s older power plants with today’s best technology leads to a dramatic and immediate reduction in emissions from power generation.

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