Maxim Power Corp. says that the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) issued Decision 3420-D01-2015 approving MAXIM's application to construct and operate the Milner Expansion Project (M3). M3 is an 86 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fired cogeneration power plant to be located adjacent to MAXIM's existing HR Milner Generating Station (M1), approximately 20 kilometres north of the town of Grande Cache, Alberta.
The M3 expansion will increase generating capacity at the Milner site while reducing total greenhouse gases and air emissions. Exhaust energy from M3's gas turbines will be converted to steam and utilized to generate electricity in the existing M1 steam turbine, displacing coal-sourced steam. The generating capacity at the site will increase by 86 MW to 236 MWs. Total emissions of carbon dioxide (CO2), nitrogen oxides (NOx), sulfur oxides (SOx) and particulates at the Milner site will decrease compared to running M1 alone.