Built and operated by Capital Power and jointly owned with TransAlta.
Built on time, on budget, and with one of the best safety records for construction in the industry.
One of the most advanced, fuel-efficient, and environmentally-progressive coal-fired facilities in Canada.
Canada's first power generation facility to use supercritical combustion technology for greater fuel efficiency and lower emissions.
One of the lowest variable-cost, baseload generators in Alberta.
Enjoys a competitive position in a market with shrinking reserve margins and planned coal-unit retirements.
Dispatches a minimum (net) 176 MW of power to the grid. Above that minimum, Capital Power and TransAlta each independently dispatch their 50% share of power.
Capital Power’s share of the power generated contributes to the company’s pool of electricity to sell on Alberta’s wholesale electricity market.
Environmental performance is enhanced by supercritical combustion and clean air technologies, which achieves greater efficiency and lower CO2, NOx and SO2 emissions per megawatt compared to older technologies.
CO2 emissions are approximately 24% lower than emissions from recently retired coal-fired generation in Alberta.
Fabric filters that stop 99.8% of particulate matter from reaching the atmosphere.
A flue gas desulphurization unit that brings sulphur dioxide (SO2) emissions well below the provincial emission standard, and less than half the emissions produced by vintage facilities.
Low nitrous oxide (NOx) burners that reduce NOx emissions by 70%.
Peregrine falcons have made a resurgence throughout North America and can often be found nesting in urban and industrialized areas on tall, human-built structures.
The Genesee facility has hosted nesting falcons since the early 1990s. Learn more about the Peregrine falcons nesting at Genesee 3.
Last reviewed: October 2016