Three highly-efficient natural-gas turbines power up from standstill to full load in 10 minutes to give Capital Power flexibility to respond to sudden changes in supply and demand.
Higher efficiency of the General Electric LMS 100s help Capital Power offer competitive peaking capacity and capture greater margins from peak power prices.
Clover Bar’s peaking units provide Capital Power with additional flexibility to optimize its Alberta power portfolio.
Power generated is sold on the open Alberta electricity market.
The facility uses approximately 85% less water per megawatt hour (MWh) than the former Clover Bar facility.
Combined, the new turbines produce about 70% less nitrogen oxides per MWh of electricity generated at full capacity, compared to the former facility.
Unit 2 & 3 - 2009
Last reviewed: April 2017