New City of Medicine Hat Generation Facility

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Construction of the City's newest Power Plant is now completed! The new generation unit will ensure sufficient electricity supply to the City’s customers. At an opening ceremony on November 2, 2017 Mayor Ted Clugston officially declared the new Power Plant online. 

Final 02-11-17 City Officially Opens New Power Plant

Unit 16 Backgrounder Nov 2 2017

In 2015, preliminary engineering, budget approvals and required permitting were completed and the project was approved. The final cost of this important project is $55.7 million, lower than the original project cost estimate of $66 million. 


An official sod-turning ceremony took place in June, 2016. Quarterly Updates showing construction of “Unit 16” will be posted here regularly. Anticipated completion is 2017.

The location of the new generation unit in the Box Springs area is strategic in nature. Located away from the power plant, it will operate on a separate supply of natural gas. This meets the Alberta Utilities Commission guidelines for electrical generation capability for municipalities.

The City’s current maximum supply of power was 203 megawatts. The new GE LM-6000 will add 43 megawatts to the City’s power supply, for a total of 246 MW. If the current largest unit goes offline, this will ensure sufficient power supply is available.

New unit and power plant

Location of new generation facility (click to enlarge)


Information and Updates



Power Supply in the City of Medicine Hat
Current maximum supply
203 MW
If the City's largest unit was to go offline, the total supply would be 148 MW (203 - 55 MW)
Largest generating unit
55 MW

New LM-6000 generation unit
43 MW added to the system
Total maximum supply will be increased to 246 MW
Peak demand in summer
170 MW
The addition of a new generator ensures adequate supply is available to the City's customers (246 -55 = 191 MW)

Render of New Generation Facility
3D render of new generation facility
Logo for Dynamic

Logo for Aval

Logo for WorleyParsons

The site civil contractor for the project is Dynamic Industrial Solutions - awarded by tender in May 2016. AVAL Engineering is the project manager and WorleyParsons provided Design Engineering.

View previous videos: 
Time Lapse Video January - April 2017
Time Lapse Video August 2016 to January 2017

View the most recent Construction Time Lapse Video
Updated July 20, 2017

View the long version (7 minutes, 20 seconds) 

3 1/2 minute version is displayed below