Marguerite Lake Compressed Air Energy Storage Project

Federation Group Inc. is proposing the construction, operation and decommissioning of the Marguerite Lake Compressed Air Energy Storage Project, a 320-megawatt power plant located about 16 kilometres north of La Corey, Alberta. As proposed, the project would use electric motor-driven compressors to capture excess electricity generated from the power grid and store it underground as compressed air. During times of low power generation, the compressed air would be withdrawn from storage, heated using natural gas, and routed to turbines to generate electricity. The project would operate for over 30 years.

Latest update

February 13, 2024 — The Impact Assessment Agency of Canada issued the Summary of Issues to the proponent on February 7, 2024 for the preparation of the Detailed Project Description and Response to the Summary of Issues.

At a glance

1. Planning

1. Planning

In progress 53/180 days

Key documents

Comment periods

2. Impact Statement

2. Impact Statement

Not started 0/1095 days
3. Impact Assessment

3. Impact Assessment

Not started 0/300 days
4. Decision Making

4. Decision Making

Not started 0/30 days
5. Post Decision

Post Decision phase is an ongoing process

The project is expected to begin as federal authorizations are issued and other compliance requirements are met.

5. Post Decision

Not started



Marguerite Lake Compressed Air Energy Storage Project
Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
9700 Jasper Avenue, Suite 1145
Edmonton, Alberta T5J 4C3
Telephone: 780-495-2037

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Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
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Telephone: 343-549-3870

  • Location

    • La Corey (Alberta)
  • Nature of Activity

    • Oil and Gas
  • Assessment Status

    In progress
  • Start Date

  • Proponent

    Federation Group Inc.
  • Authorities

    • Impact Assessment Agency of Canada
  • Assessment Type

    Planning Phase for Impact Assessment
  • Reference Number


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