IEEE Northern Canada PES/IAS Jt. Chapter


Considerations in the Design, Construction, and Interconnection of Cogeneration Facilities

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017, 6:00 to 8:30pm, doors open at 5:30pm

“Considerations in the Design, Construction, and Interconnection of Cogeneration Facilities”

Presented By: Mark Heigold, P.Eng., Rasheek Rifaat P.Eng., F.IEEE, Fred Ritter P.Eng., S.M.IEEE, Brian Wagner P.Eng., M.IEEE

Opening Talk: “Management Tools for the success of projects and teams” Presented By: Shagufta Tasneem

Technical Seminar Abstract:
With the gradual retirement of coal fired generation in Alberta, gas fired generation and renewables are growing.  In 2016 and for the first time in the history of power generation in Alberta, gas fired generating units installed capacity exceeded coal fire generating units’ capacity.  A significant part of the existing and planned gas fire generation in Alberta is configured as cogeneration with high efficiency and with dual forms of energy outputs (in many cases electricity and steam).
This presentation will discuss topics associated with cogeneration such as main configurations, Pros and Cons of available configurations, connections to the Alberta Interconnected System and experience and lesson learned.


  • Introduction, definitions and overall review
  • Critical aspects of the “process” of cogeneration
  • Critical aspects of the “Electrical” systems in cogeneration plants
  • Interconnection with the Alberta Interconnected Electrical System
  • Experience with installation, commissioning and operation of cogeneration facilities
  • Wrap up and conclusions


From left to right: Rasheek Rifaat,  Fred Ritter, Mark Heigold, Brian Wagner, Carl Lam (NCS IAS/PES chair)

Carl Lam presenting a token of appreciation to WIE speaker, Shagufta Tasneen


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