November 18, 2016

Capital Power recognized for safety excellence by Canadian Electricity Association

​EDMONTON, Alberta – Capital Power was presented with the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA) President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety (gold level) as well as the CEA Vice-President’s Award of Safety Excellence for Generation (bronze level) for its 2015 safety performance at its Canadian operations.

“Nothing matters more to us than the safety of every individual, whether employee or contractor, working at our plants, facilities and offices,” said Darcy Trufyn, Senior Vice President, Operations, Engineering and Construction. “This award is the direct result of the commitment and contributions that our employees make in fostering a culture of health and safety in the workplace each and every day.”

The CEA’s annual Occupational Health and Safety Awards Ceremony took place in Toronto on November 16 amongst companies representing the electricity industry. The awards recognize top safety performing companies in the electricity sector. This was the third consecutive and fourth overall year that Capital Power received the CEA’s President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety.

In 2015, we delivered our best health and safety performance to date earning a spot in the top quartile in our industry for a second consecutive year.

In addition to the corporate awards, Capital Power long-term contractor Tara Arbeau was presented with a Lifesaving Award. Lifesaving Awards are presented to CEA utility member employees who saved or attempted to save a life or those who acted to prevent further harm to someone who was injured or in need of immediate help.

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 3,200 megawatts of power generation capacity at 18 facilities across North America. More than 700 megawatts of owned generation capacity are in advanced development in Alberta and under construction in Kansas.

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

For more than 30 years, the CEA has tracked and monitored the safety record of its member utilities and recognized their achievements through the annual CEA Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Awards.

Initiated in 1995, the CEA President’s Award of Excellence for Employee Safety is presented to member organizations ranked at the very top of the electricity industry in terms of employee safety. Initiated in 2012, the CEA Vice-President’s Award of Safety Excellence recognizes the safety performance by CEA member utilities according to their line of business (Generation / Transmission and Distribution). Recipients must be within the top 25 percent for both “All Injury/Illness Frequency” and “Lost-Time Injury Severity” Rates across the CEA (President’s Award) and/or according to their line of business (Vice-President’s Award).