Power supply steady

The amount of power produced by cogeneration plants around the wildfire-ravaged town of Fort McMurray in Alberta, Canada, early on Thursday held steady near the levels seen Wednesday night, according to the operator of the province’s power grid.

Total cogeneration capacity around the Fort McMurray was 485 megawatts early on Thursday versus 480 MW late on Wednesday, the Alberta Electric System Operator (AESO) said on its website.

That means just 22 per cent of the total 2,215 MW of cogeneration capacity in the Fort McMurray area was in service. Before the wildfires reached Fort McMurray, those cogeneration units produced about 1300 MW of power, according to local media reports.

Cogeneration plants produce electricity and steam.

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