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.
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In March 2016, Capital Power Generation Services Inc. applied to Environment and Parks (AEP) for a renewal of an existing approval for the continued operation of the Clover Bar Energy Centre (CBEC). The operation is located on the S1/2 of Section 20 Township 53 Range 23 West of the 4th Meridian (in the area) at 1515 – 130 Avenue NW, Edmonton, Alberta.
There have been no significant changes to the plant or its operation since the current Approval was issued in 2007.
In June 2016, Capital Power is advertising the required 30-day notification period in local papers. Read the Public Notice (pdf).
Copies of the application and additional information can be obtained from:Capital Power Generation Services Inc.Attn: Jason Tusor1200 – 10423 101 ST NW, Edmonton, AB T5H 0E9780firstname.lastname@example.org
Last reviewed: June 2016