MAXIM’s 500MW supercritical coal-fired power plant expansion lands regulatory approval

Source: MAXIM Power Corp.

The Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC) has officially approved MAXIM Power Corp’s application to construct and operate the 500 megawatt (MW) HR Milner Expansion Project (M2).

M2 will be located adjacent to the existing 150 MW HR Milner Generating Station (M1) and will utilize state-of-the-art, supercritical, pulverized coal technology, making it the cleanest and most fuel-efficient coal-fired power plant in Canada.

Subject to satisfactory commercial and financing arrangements, construction activities are targeted to commence in the summer of 2012. MAXIM anticipates M2 will be fully commissioned approximately 3 years after the start of construction. 

Based in Calgary, Alberta, MAXIM is an independent power producer, which acquires or develops, owns and operates innovative and environmentally responsible power projects. MAXIM currently owns and operates 44 power plants in western Canada, United States and France, having 809 MW of electric and 117 MW of thermal net generating capacity.

Read the full AUC decision report here: Decision 2011-337: Maxim Power Corp.

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