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Northland Power begins commercial operation of Canadian gas-fired plant

20 Oct 2011

Northland Power has commenced commercial operation of its 86MW Spy Hill gas-fired peaking facility in Saskatchewan, Canada.

Electricity generated by the facility will be supplied to the Saskatchewan power grid under a 25-year agreement with Saskatchewan Power Corporation (SaskPower).

The power project, which is situated on land leased from SaskPower, was built through a joint-venture between Aecon Group and Black & Veatch Corporation.

The facility includes two General Electric LM 6000 natural gas-fired simple-cycle turbines to generate electricity.

Northland VP of operations David Dougall said with the addition of the Spy Hill facility to Northland's fleet of operating assets, the company's net generating capacity now surpasses 1,000MW.