Awards & Achievements

​2017

Corporate Knights "Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada"

For the seventh consecutive year, Corporate Knights named Capital Power to its annual list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada.

Alberta's Top 70 Employers

For the second consecutive year, Capital Power earned a spot as one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 2017 through the annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This designation recognizes the Alberta employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

North American Wind Deal of the Year  

Capital Power’s Bloom Wind project was recognized by infrastructure journal and project finance magazine, IJGlobal, as the North American Wind Deal of the Year.

 2016

Canadian Electrical Association Occupational Health and Safety Awards

Capital Power was presented with the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety (gold level) as well as the CEA Vice-President’s Award of Safety Excellence for Generation (bronze level) for its 2015 safety performance at its Canadian operations.

Carbon Disclosure Project

In 2016, Capital Power received a performance score of band C, which is the average score of CDP's climate change program. Capital Power was benchmarked against more than 2,200 other companies that responded to CDP’s 2016 climate change information request. The performance score of band C indicates that there is some activity on climate change with varied levels of integration of those initiatives into strategy.

North Carolina Department of Labor’s Certificate of Safety Achievement

Our Roxboro and Southport solid-fuels facilities both received first-year gold North Carolina Department of Labor awards for their outstanding safety record for their operations. The awards are presented to companies that have above-average worker safety and health programs.

Corporate Knights "Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada" 

For the sixth consecutive year, Corporate Knights named Capital Power to its list of the Best 50 Corporate Citizens in Canada. Capital Power ranked 38th overall and first in the Independent Power and Renewables Category.

This accomplishment reflects our practice of full and open disclosure of key information, including the company’s impact on the environment, employees, shareholders, communities and society at large. 

Alberta's Top 70 Employers

Capital Power was recognized as one of Alberta’s Top Employers for 2016 thr​​ough the annual competition organized by the editors of Canada’s Top 100 Employers. This designation recognizes the Alberta employers that lead their industries in offering exceptional places to work.

Being recognized  is an honour and reaffirms we are going in the right direction.

Corporate Contributions to the Enrichment of the Hole School of Construction and Engineering Award

In recognition of Capital Power's active involvement in the University of Alberta's Industrial Research Chair (IRC) in Strategic Construction Modeling and Delivery over the past five years, and our support of the Hole School of Construction Engineering (HSCE), Capital Power was the 2016 recipient of the Corporate Contributions to the Enrichment of the HSCE award.

Key to the City of Southport

Capital Power’s Southport operations was presented with the key to the City of Southport by Mayor Jerry Dove. Capital Power was recognized as being a good neighbour and corporate citizen for supporting such community initiatives as the extension of Rob Gandy Boulevard completed in 2015.

2015

Canadian Electrical Association Occupational Health and Safety Awards

Capital Power was presented with the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety (silver level) at its Canadian operations.

The CEA President's Awards recognize top safety performing companies in the electricity sector. Capital Power earned the CEA's President's Award of Excellence for Employee Safety (bronze level) in 2014 and 2011. In 2014, Capital Power also received the CEA Vice-President’s Award of Safety Excellence for Generation (bronze level).

Carbon Disclosure Project

More than 5,500 of the world’s largest companies reported to CDP in 2015. In 2015, Capital Power received a disclosure score of 80 versus a score of 76 in 2014, both in performance band C. A disclosure score of greater than 70 indicates that senior management understands the business issues related to climate change and builds climate-related risks and opportunities into business strategy. The performance score of band C indicates that there is some activity on climate change with varied levels of integration of those initiatives into strategy.

National Philanthropy Day Award

Presented annually by the Association of Fundraising Professionals Foundation for Philanthropy to celebrate the philanthropic achievements of individuals and organizations in the community.

Capital Power was nominated in 2016, 2015, 2014, 2012, 2011 and 2010 for a National Philanthropy Day Award:

  • 2016 for its support of the Univeristy of Alberta's David & Joan Lynch School of Engineering Safety and Risk Management program
  • 2015 for its three-year Season Sponsorship of the Citadel Theatre
  • 2014 for its continued support of Edmonton Eskimos Military Appreciation Night as well as the University Hospital Foundation's Festival of Trees
  • 2012 for its corporate philanthropy in supporting STARS' Cricial Care and Transport Medicine Academy
  • 2011 for its sponsorship of the University of Alberta's Festival of Ideas
  • 2010 for its unique Capital PowerED Art program at the Art Gallery of Alberta

2014

Alberta Venture's Award for Alberta's Best Workplaces: Training and Development

Alberta Venture recognized Capital Power as "Alberta’s Best Workplaces for Training and Development". This award acknowledges a company dedic​ated to providing learning and development opportunities to not only strengthen the skills of its employees but to further their engagement in the workplace.

Propellus Volunteer Awards

Capital Power was nominated for an Employee Volunteering Award in the category of Outstanding Employee Volunteer programs. The Employee Volunteering Award recognizes businesses that demonstrate success in developing and implementing an employee volunteer program that is supported at all levels in the organization. Nominees in this category exemplify social responsibility through leadership and innovation in their efforts to promote employee volunteerism. 

Annual Mayor's Celebration of the Arts

The Mayor's Celebration of the Arts honours outstanding Edmonton supporters of the arts and professional artists that excel in their fields.

Capital Power was honoured to have been nominated three years in a row by the Art Gallery of Alberta for a Mayor's Celebration of the Arts Award for Sustained Support of the Arts for our Capital Powered Art series and excited to have received the Award.  

The annual event is presented by Edmonton's Mayor and the Professional Arts Coalition of Alberta.

United Way of the Alberta Capital Region

In recognition of Capital Power’s 2013 United Way campaign, United Way of the Alberta Capital Region nominated Capital Power for two Awards of Distinction: Outstanding Campaign Committee, and Employee Campaign Chair of the Year, Private Sector. Capital Power won the award for the Employee Campaign Chair of the Year, Private Sector.

In 2012, Capital Power was nominated for Campaign Special Event of the Year as well as Employee Campaign Chair of the Year, Private Sector.

2011

United Way "Quantum Leap" Award

The United Way Quantum Leap Award recognizes an organization that follows the 10 best practices, attends orientation sessions, demonstrates spirit and commitment to their campaign and shows significant increases in dollars and participation. Capital Power was recognized for the success of its first United Way Campaign in 2010. Read more

2009

Alberta Chamber of Resources Major Reclamation Award

Capital Power and Sherritt Coal received the 2009 Alberta Chamber of Resources Major Reclamation Award. The award recognized both companies’ commitment to conducting reclamation activities in the Genesee Mine. The companies were nominated by Alberta Environment.