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Bcancour

Cogeneration Plant
Facility Highlights
Configuration:
2 gas turbines x 2 heat recovery steam generators x
1 steam turbine generator.

Location:
Bcancour Waterfront Industrial Park,
Bcancour, QC.

In-Service Date:
September 2006.

Capacity:
550 Megawatts (MW)

Fuel:
Natural gas.

Environmental Features:
Cogeneration plants have high thermal efficiencies
minimizing fuel consumption and reducing
operating costs. Additionally, the gas turbines
incorporate Dry Low Nitrogen Oxides (NOx)
technology to reduce emissions.

Owner:
TransCanada Energy Ltd.

Operator:
TransCanada Qubec Inc.

Customers:
The Bcancour Power Plant is a 550 MW cogeneration facility
Hydro Qubec Distribution for electricity
located in Bcancour, Quebec. The facility supplies electricity Norsk Hydro and Pioneer Companies Inc. (PCI)
to Hydro-Qubec Distribution to meet electricity demands in for steam

the province of Qubec and provides an important source of


steam for two neighbouring companies in the industrial park
Norsk Hydro and Pioneer Chemicals Inc. (PCI).
Bcancour Cogeneration Plant
Equipment:

Two gas turbines with low NOx burners


(combined output: 366 MW)
Bcancour Two heat recovery steam generators
Cogeneration Project One steam turbine generator (output: 167 MW)

Evaporative cooling towers

What is cogeneration?
As is the case at the Bcancour facility, cogeneration
is the simultaneous production of two forms of
useful energy from a single fuel source, often
electricity and steam from natural gas.
TransCanada designs cogeneration plants with
a focus on fuel efficiency. With high thermal
efficiencies, cogeneration plants minimize fuel
Power generation facilities owned or consumption - saving money and reducing emissions.
controlled by TransCanada The Bcancour facility burns natural gas to
drive the generators to produce electricity. The
hot combustion gases that exhaust from the
combustion turbines pass through heat recovery
Natural Gas
steam generators producing steam.
Heat Recovery
Steam Generator
Gas Turbine The steam is used to drive the steam turbine
Generator Water Cooled
Condenser generator, producing additional electricity. A
portion of the steam is extracted from the steam
turbine and sent to local steam hosts for industrial
Gas Turbine Exhaust Gases processes. The electricity generated from the facility
is supplied to Hydro-Qubec Distribution.
Generator
For further information contact:
Natural Gas
Steeve LaFontaine,
Gas Turbine Steam TransCanada
Generator Turbine
Process to Steam
to PCI Telephone: 819.294.4704
E-mail: steeve_lafontaine@transcanada.com
Process to Steam
to Norsk
Gas Turbine Exhaust Gases TransCanada
Heat Recovery 450 First Street S.W.
Steam Generator
Calgary, Alberta T2P 5H1
1.800.661.3805
Bcancour Plant Schematic www.transcanada.com

Bcancour - July 2009