City of Medicine Hat ISCC Project CSP Project

This page provides information on City of Medicine Hat ISCC Project CSP project, a concentrating solar power (CSP) project, with data organized by background, participants, and power plant configuration.

Project Overview

Power Station: City of Medicine Hat ISCC Project
Location: Medicine Hat
Owners (%): City of Medicine Hat
Technology ISCC, Trough
Nominal Capacity: 1.1 MW
Status Operational
Start Year: 2014

Status Date

Status Date


Break Ground Date 2013
Expected Generation (GWh/year) 1.5
Lat/Long Location 50.04,-110.72


Developer City of Medicine Hat


Total Construction Cost (2014) $ 9.00 million
Total Cost USD (2020) $9.93 million
Specific Cost/kW USD (2020) $ 9024.3
LCOE USD/kWh (2020) $ 0.57
Levelised cost of electricity with 5% weighted average cost of capital and a 25 year payback period, capacity dependent O&M (1.5% of investment cost per year), deflated from Year_operational using the Worldbank's GDP deflator; if station under development or construction then not deflated (assumed cost year 2020)

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar Field Aperture Area (m²) 5248
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs) 8
# of Loops 2
# of SCAs per Loop 4
SCA Aperture Area (m²) 656
SCA Length (m) 115
Collector/Heliostat Engineering or IP Owner SkyFuel
Collector/Heliostat Model SkyTrough

Solar Field (Receiver)

Receiver Working Fluid Biphenyl/Diphenyl oxide: Xceltherm
Receiver Working Fluid Category Thermal oil/organics
Working Fluid Manufacturer Radco Industries

Power Block

Nominal Turbine or Power Cycle Capacity 1.1 MW

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