The Cloud Maker…

Photograph of the Joffre Cogeneration Plant – A natural gas power station owned by ATCO Power, EPCOR and Nova Chemicals. Produces 480 megawatts of power and 530 tonnes/hr. of steam.

My brother in law used to live within a ten minute drive of this place. I would always look out on a cloudless day and wonder what that huge column was rising to the east. The photo doesn’t do it’s immense size justice. The plant covers approximately three square kilometres. To drive around it is 13km on gravel roads. I don’t even want to guess how high the steam column was but it was impressive.