We are making investments and reducing emissions to drive a sustainable future.
In 2018, Capital Power will complete year two of a five-year $50 million program at our Genesee Generating Station located west of Edmonton.
The program will improve the efficiency of the three existing power generating units by 11% by 2021 and reduce greenhouse gas emissions by roughly one million tonnes.
We have tested using biofuel at our Genesee Generating Station to advance lower-carbon energy. Co-firing coal with biomass (sawdust, bark) and municipal solid waste could reduce up to 600,000 tonnes of CO2-equivalent (greenhouse gas) emissions per year at our facility.
Renewable bioenergy also creates 600+ person-years of new rural employment in biomass handling and transportation, including 45 new fulltime jobs and provides a productive end use for by-products from forestry and municipal waste industries.
The three units at Genesee provide reliable base load power to the Alberta electricity grid.
In Operation Fuel Source: CoalYear Commissioned: Unit 1 - 1994, Unit 2 - 1989Owned Capacity: 860 MW (combined)% Owned/Operated: 100/100
In Operation Fuel Source: Coal
Year Commissioned: 2005
Owned Capacity: 258 MW* % Owned/Operated: 50/100
In DevelopmentFuel Source: Natural Gas Capacity: Will be up to 1,060 MW
Located in Leduc County, the Genesee Mine is a 50/50 join venture between Capital Power and Westmoreland Coal Company
Capital Power’s relationship with its neighbours is an important focus of its Genesee operations. We have a number of ways for community members to connect with us.