Power Generation

WSP empowers clients with everything they need to know to add co-generation, prime, stand-by or emergency power to the smallest battery or the largest processing facility. 



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How do you want to power your facility?  That is the first question WSP asks when engaged with oil and gas clients in initial project planning. As more and more facilities are built in remote areas and away from readily available power sources, our specialists can advise on the best methods to provide cogeneration power, prime power, standby power or emergency power, based on your unique requirements and challenges, as well as work with your team to empower smart decision making.  


A case in point is Encana’s Cabin Gas Plant. As a trusted advisor to Encana, a leading North American energy producer of natural gas, oil and natural gas liquids, we worked on a greenfield development that lacked any electrical power infrastructure in the area. Estimating the facility load at about 15 megawatts of electrical power, we designed and constructed its Cabin Gas Plant with five natural gas powered generators in a part-load profile, allowing our client to optimize the entire output range of the plant. Designing it to be modular enabled simple configuration, while prefabricated, pretested piping modules guaranteed compatibility. Site installation was simply a matter of assembling and connecting the modules.


If your facility produces spare gas or propane, we can export it to the grid to capture the maximum value from your facility’s power generating assets.


WSP is equally adept in the mechanical and electrical aspects of power generation, with expertise ranging from gas to diesel to steam and wind, which can be applied to a wide range of power packages from two to fifty megawatt engines.


Our Success is Based on Client Success

With a depth of oil and gas knowledge in Canada, as well as capabilities in the US, the UK, the Middle East and Australia, WSP has both the global experience and local expertise to meet your challenges directly. Our talented engineers and qualified field resources and technicians are readily available to work with your project execution teams to deliver projects efficiently and cost-effectively. We are focused on building long-term relationships and supporting clients through project achievement, regardless of scale. WSP can provide end-to- end services and solutions that include:

  • Cogeneration or Combined Heat and Power (CHP) Facilities
  • Natural Gas Fueled Generation
  • Diesel Fueled Generation
  • Modular Design
  • Integration with Business Planning and Control System (BPCS) and Safety Instrument System (SIS)
  • Piping and Exhaust Design
  • Power Systems Analysis


Power Generation and Controls for the Mining Industry

Taking a pragmatic approach, WSP’s professional teams provide quantifiable benefits at every stage of the project cycle. Our teams use high-tech tools to develop optimal, flexible and customized project solutions. Our track record includes projects of varying size and complexity in all power sectors.

We consider all potential contributions to sustainability, using our extensive knowledge in assessing power sources, power management, and potential challenges of connecting generation resources to the electrical grid.


Experience and expertise

Electricity and Control

  • Automation and control
  • Controller programming on multiple platforms and softwares
  • Programming multiple operator interface platforms
  • Instrumentation
  • Electrical installation and automation

Electricity and Energy

  • Sub-station and distribution substation
  • Aerial Line
  • Study and analysis
  • Utilities hook-up
  • Underground mine feed
  • Energy analysis
  • Power plant
  • Construction follow-up
  • Alternative energy (Wind turbine, solar, hydraulic, uninterruptible power supply, energy management system)