We are making investments and reducing emissions to drive a sustainable future.
In 2018, Capital Power will complete year two of the five-year $35 million Genesee Performance Standard (GPS) program at our Genesee Generating Station located west of Edmonton.
The program will improve the efficiency of the three existing power generating units by 10% by 2021.
We are proceeding with plans to maximize the flexibility of the three units at the Genesee Generating Station to utilize both natural gas and coal as fuel. Expanding the use of natural gas will result in significantly lower absolute emissions relative to the current configurations of the units.
The modifications will provide the Genesee facility with operational flexibility to optimize the fuel-mix at the units between coal and natural gas in response to market conditions and enable the facility to remain as a source of competitive, reliable and responsible baseload power generation for Alberta.
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.