Siemens Energy to build waste heat-to-power facility in Canada

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The waste heat-to-power pilot installation in Alberta to come online by end-2022. Image credit: Business Wire.

Siemens Energy has signed an agreement with Canada-based TC Energy to build a novel waste heat-to-power pilot installation in Alberta, Canada.

The facility will convert captured waste heat from a gas-fired turbine operating at a pipeline compression station emissions-free into power.

It is estimated to result in a total reduction of greenhouse gas reductions of 44,000 tons per year.

The power plant be built, owned, and operated by Siemens Energy under the agreement with TC Energy. However, the agreement contains an option for the transfer back the ownership to TC Energy.

The facility will utilize an innovative heat recovery process designed by Siemens Energy.

Emissions Reduction Alberta’s (ERA) Industrial Efficiency Challenge is providing a funding of $8m for the pilot project.

The new facility is expected to become operational by the end of 2022. Once operational, it could generate enough electricity to power more than 10,000 homes.

“This pilot project is a testament not only to our extensive capabilities but also to Siemens Energy’s broader commitment to bring new technologies to market that can support decarbonization in the oil and gas industry,” said Arja Talakar, Senior Vice President, Industrial Applications Products for Siemens Energy.

“We are proud to partner with TC Energy to build this first-of-its-kind facility and look forward to scaling the technology to other installations in the coming years.”

Currently, TC Energy is evaluating sites to deploy waste heat-to-power technology at other compressor stations, with the potential to generate 300MW of emissions-free power.