SaskPower’s flare gas power generation program has geared up in west-central Saskatchewan.
The project, which came online in August, uses flare gas from oil wells owned by Sphere Energy and it’s located near Kerrobert.
Jordan Jackle with SaskPower says it’s all part of SaskPower’s Flare Gas Power Generation Program.
“This new flare gas power project is built by TERIC power, it’s online in west-central Saskatchewan, right around Kerrobert,” Jackle says. “Right now, it’s making about 750 kilowatts of power, that’s about enough to power 750 Saskatchewan homes.”
Jackle says this is the second in the flare gas power generation program.
“This is all part of SaskPower’s Flare Gas Power Generation Program,” Jackle said. “It’s a way that we can offer the oil and gas industry a way to harness that flare gas. They can use it to make electricity that they can sell back to Saskatchewan’s power grid.”
Jackle says SaskPower is offering the program to support small-to-medium-sized oil producers who want to develop environmentally-preferred flare gas generation projects.
The first project came online in 2016 near Shaunavon.