Coal-fired power plant in Alberta approved

The Alberta Utilities Commission approved an application for Maxim Power Corp (TSX: MXG) to build a $1.5 billion, 500 MW coal-fired power plant expansion in the province.

The HR Milner Expansion Project will be located next to the existing 150 MW HR Milner Generating Station. It will use supercritical pulverized coal technology, a steam turbine generator, air emissions control technology and an electrical substation.

Construction is expected to begin in summer 2012 and commissioning is expected three years later.

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