Muskowekwan Potash power station

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Muskowekwan Potash power station was a proposed 100-megawatt (MW) gas-fired, cogeneration power plant in the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.[1]


The map below shows the approximate location of the proposed power station in Lestock, the province of Saskatchewan, Canada.

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This cogeneration station was meant to power and heat the proposed Muskowekwan potash mine and processing plant owned by Encanto Potash Corp. In March 2015, Encanto found Fengate Capital willing to finance and build the power plant, explaining:

"Fengate expects the Project will produce energy using natural-gas fired electricity generation technology that produces both heat for steam production and electricity (cogeneration). The technology is proven and highly efficient in respect of fuel consumption and air emission. The engineering, procurement and construction cost of the Project is expected to be in excess of $250 million."[1]

However, the agreement relied on the mine being developed "within a reasonable time period" and SaskPower agreeing to purchase electricity generated by the Project.[1]

In late 2019, the potash mine had yet to begin operating[2], and no progress has been made on the power station. It appears this project has been cancelled.

Project Details

  • Sponsor: Fengate Capital Management Ltd.
  • Parent company: Fengate Capital Management Ltd.
  • Location: Lestock, the province of Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Coordinates: 51.3123, -103.9820 (approximate)
  • Gross capacity (cancelled): 100 MW
    • Combined-heat-and-power unit: 100 MW (no start-up date)

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