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City of Medicine Hat ISCC Project

This $9 million project integrates solar thermal energy with one of the four combined cycle power blocks at the 203 MWe Medicine Hat plant.

Status Date: August 3, 2015
Project Overview
Project Name: City of Medicine Hat ISCC Project
Country: Canada
Location: Medicine Hat
Owner(s): City of Medicine Hat
Technology: Parabolic trough
Turbine Capacity: Net: 1.1 MW Gross: 1.1 MW
Status: Operational
Start Year: 2014

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Technology: Parabolic trough
Status: Operational
Country: Canada
City: Medicine Hat
Region: Alberta
Lat/Long Location: 50°2′ 24.0″ North, 110°43′ 12.0″ West
Electricity Generation: 1,500 MWh/yr (Estimated)
Contact(s): Webmaster
Break Ground: April 2013
Start Production: November 2014
Cost (approx): 9 $ million
Project Type: ISCC Demonstration


Developer(s): City of Medicine Hat
Owner(s) (%): City of Medicine Hat

Plant Configuration

Solar Field

Solar-Field Aperture Area: 5,248 m²
# of Solar Collector Assemblies (SCAs): 8
# of Loops: 2
# of SCAs per Loop: 4
SCA Aperture Area: 656 m²
SCA Length: 115 m
SCA Manufacturer (Model): SkyFuel (SkyTrough®)
Heat-Transfer Fluid Type: Xceltherm®SST
HTF Company: Radco Industries

Power Block

Turbine Capacity (Gross): 1.1 MW
Turbine Capacity (Net): 1.1 MW

Thermal Storage

Storage Type: None