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Meridian Cogeneration
Gets a New Turbine Rotor

One of the most efficient ways to provide highly efficient base load electricity is using gas turbine-powered 鈥渃ombined cycle cogeneration (cogen)鈥 generating facilities.

四不像中特图鈥檚 Meridian Cogen plant is just such a facility, providing more than 200 MW of electricity into Saskatchewan鈥檚 electricity grid at most times.  

The two GE gas turbines are the backbone of the facility. Each provides 85 MW of power. The turbines require regular maintenance such that they can continue to operate reliably and efficiently.聽At this stage of their life, new rotors are needed to ensure this. Gas Turbine #1 completed a routine maintenance outage recently, with a one-in-an-asset-life 鈥渞otor replacement鈥 being completed as well. The new rotor is pictured here.聽The unit provides enough electricity to power Saskatchewan鈥檚 3rd and 4th largest cities, Prince Alberta and Moose Jaw.

The site team completed the maintenance activities promptly, enabling the unit to return to service promptly, and allowing it to continue to do its part to provide efficient, reliable energy to the facility customers, SaskPower and Cenovus.聽Important to note that on-time, on-budget return to service was important, it was more important still that the entire site team stayed safe throughout the work activities. CPHI, Cenovus, GE, and the other participants in the outage set this as their top priority throughout and achieved incident-free safety performance.