November 06, 2014

Capital Power receives national safety recognition from Canadian Electricity Association

​​​EDMONTON, Alberta – Capital Power was awarded with the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety (bronze level) for its Canadian operations as well as the CEA Vice-President’s Award of Safety Excellence for Generation (bronze level). The awards were presented at the CEA’s annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards in Ottawa on November 5.

For the second time Capital Power is being recognized with the CEA’s President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety. The previous award in 2010 was also at the bronze level, which recognizes companies that meet the award criteria for the given year.

“Putting the safety of our employees, contractors and surrounding communities before all else is one of Capital Power’s core values,” said Todd Gilchrist, Capital Power Senior Vice-President, Human Resources and Health, Safety and Environment. “These awards are the direct result of our employee’s collective commitment to our culture of Zero Injury. It’s an honor to be recognized for our safety performance amongst our peers in the electricity industry.”​

In addition to the corporate award, four Capital Power employees were presented with CEA Lifesaving Awards for their actions in helping save the life of a member of the general public. CEA Lifesaving Awards were presented to:

Craig Butler, Sr. Manager, G3 Production, Genesee – Assisted in rescuing a driver with a broken leg from a burning vehicle.

Adam Tarnowski, Welder Apprentice, Genesee – Assisted in rescuing a driver with a broken leg from a burning vehicle.

Kimball Scott, Power Engineer, Genesee – Assisted in rescuing a driver with a broken leg from a burning vehicle.

Brittni Hallett, Payroll Clerk, Edmonton – Assisted a person in distress during an epileptic seizure.​

“We are proud that four of our employees are being recognized with Lifesaving Awards for taking actions that directly resulted in lives being saved,” said Mr. Gilchrist.

About Capital Power

Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is a growth-oriented North American power producer headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. The company develops, acquires, operates and optimizes power generation from a variety of energy sources. Capital Power owns more than 2,600 megawatts of power generation capacity at 14 facilities across North America and owns 371 megawatts of capacity through a power purchase agreement. An additional 490 megawatts of owned generation capacity is under construction in Alberta and Ontario.

About the Canadian Electricity Association’s Occupational Health and Safety Awards

Each year, CEA tracks the safety record of its corporate utility members’ most valued resource – employees. ​

The OHS awards recognize excellence in employee safety in the Canadian electricity sector and honor CEA member performance. The CEA President’s Awards of Excellence for Employee Safety represents company-wide OHS achievement in the transmission, distribution, generation, corporate services and customer services operations. Recipients must be in the top quartile for both All Injury/Illness Frequency and Lost-Time Injury Severity rates.