City of Medicine Hat ISCC Project

This $9 million project integrates solar thermal energy with one of the four combined cycle power blocks at the 203 MWe Medicine Hat plant.
Status Date

Background

Technology
Parabolic Trough
Status
Operational
Location

Medicine Hat Alberta
Canada

Lat/Long Location
50°
2'
24.00"
North
110°
43'
12.00"
West
Electricity Generation
1,500 MWh/yr Estimated
Break Ground Date
Start Production Date
Cost (approx)
9 $ million
Project Type
ISCC Demonstration

Participants

Developer(s)
City of Medicine Hat

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area
5,248 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs)
8
# of Loops
2
# of SCAs per Loop
4
SCA Aperture Area
656 m²
SCA Length
115 m
SCA Manufacturer (Model)
SkyFuel (SkyTrough®)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type
Xceltherm®SST
Heat Transfer Fluid Company
Radco Industries

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross)
1.1 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net)
1.1 MW

Thermal Storage

Storage Type
None

Project Overview

Project Name: City of Medicine Hat ISCC Project
Location: Canada
(Alberta)
Location: Medicine Hat (Alberta)
Owner(s): City of Medicine Hat
Technology: Parabolic Trough
Turbine Capacity (Net):
1.1 MW
Turbine Capacity (Gross):
1.1 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2014

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