Genesee Generating Station
1 & 2

Alberta, Canada

Status

In Operation

Year

1989

Owned Capacity

860

MW

Owned/Operated

100/100

Natural Gas
Coal
Status
In Operation
Year

1989

OWNED CAPACITY

860

MW

OWNED/OPERATED

100/100

Natural Gas
Coal

Genesee Station Overview

Located west of Edmonton near Warburg, AB, the Genesee Generating Station consists of 3 power generation units which provide over 1,300 MW of baseload generation. Genesee 1 & 2 and Genesee 3 are undergoing repowering and coal-to-gas transformations respectively to move off-coal in 2023 and provide Responsible Energy for Tomorrow.

Commissioned in 1989 (Genesee 2) and 1994 (Genesee 1), can produce 860 MW (gross) of power generation for Albertans, 400 MW net each that Capital Power sells on Alberta’s wholesale electricity market.

Quick Facts

  • Excellent operating history and high availability
  • Units regularly run at or near full production capacity

Repowering of Genesee 1 & 2

We’re repowering Genesee 1 & 2 to natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) generation units, subject to regulatory approval. Located entirely within the footprint of the existing Genesee Generating Station, the repowering project involves installing new gas-fired combustion turbines and heat recovery steam generators, while utilizing the existing steam turbine generators. The two repowered units will provide an additional 560 megawatts of net capacity totalling 1,360 MW. The repowered assets will utilize best in class, hydrogen-ready NGCC technology and are expected to set a new standard for gas generation efficiency in Canada.

There are significant environmental benefits expected from the project, including reduction in emissions associated with coal-fired power generation such as carbon dioxide (CO2), sulfur dioxide (SO2), nitrogen oxide (NOx), particulate and mercury emissions. For example, the carbon emissions intensity of using natural gas as a fuel source will decrease CO2 by approximately 60% when compared to emissions when the units are running on coal. In addition, overall water usage for the repowered units will be reduced with the new technology by at least half.

Approval for the project is required from Alberta Parks and Environment (AEP) and the Alberta Utilities Commission (AUC). Capital Power submitted its regulatory applications in late 2020 and received approval from the AUC on March 16, 2021. Based on a successful outcome of the regulatory process for the NGCC repowering project, Genesee 1 would become a dedicated NGCC unit in 2023; Genesee 2 would become a dedicated NGCC unit by 2024. Genesee 1 & 2 will be converted to run in simple cycle mode before the expected completion of the repowering of each unit.

For more information, read our project information package below.

Stakeholder Engagement

Community input is important. Please reach out to us anytime with your questions or comments about the project by:

Telephone: 1-855-703-5005
Email: [email protected]
Mail: Genesee Repowering Project C/O Stakeholder Engagement

C/O Stakeholder Engagement
Capital Power
10th Floor EPCOR Tower
10423 101 Street NW
Edmonton, AB T5H 0E9

Genesee Generating Station consists of some of Alberta’s youngest and most efficient thermal generation units. This reliable facility supports the Alberta energy market with baseload power supply and contributes to the economic well-being of the community it operates in. Repowering to best-in-class natural gas units will reduce emissions by 3.4 million tonnes per year and continue to deliver responsible energy for our future.
Sean Furey
VP, Solid Fuels

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