Genesee Generating Station
Units 1 & 2

Alberta, Canada

Status

In Operation

Year

1989

Owned Capacity

860

MW

Owned/Operated

100/100

Coal
Natural Gas
Status
In Operation
Year

1989

OWNED CAPACITY

860

MW

OWNED/OPERATED

100/100

Coal
Natural Gas

Genesee Station Overview

Located west of Edmonton near Warburg, AB, the Genesee Generating Station consists of Units 1, 2 and 3 which provide over 1,300 MW of baseload generation. Genesee Units 1 & 2 and Genesee Unit 3 use different technologies to provide responsible energy for tomorrow.

Genesee 1 & 2 is subject to a Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) with the Alberta Balancing Pool, which is in effect until December 31, 2020. Under these terms, the Balancing Pool is entitled to the power produced by G1 and G2, up to their committed capacity.  Costs associated with compliance with changes in environmental regulation are passed through to the PPA holder under a change of law provision. Generation in excess of committed capacity is managed as part of Capital Power’s Alberta electricity portfolio optimization activities. Long-term, contracted cash flows from this project, together with low fuel-supply risks, contribute to the overall financial stability of Capital Power’s portfolio of assets. At the facility, Unit 2 was commissioned in 1989 and Unit 1 in 1994.

Quick Facts

  • Excellent operating history and high availability
  • Units regularly run at or near full production capacity
  • We’re maximizing the flexibility of the Genesee units to utilize both natural gas and coal as fuel, which reduces emissions and increases flexibility to respond to market conditions.

Genesee Generating Station consists of some of Alberta’s youngest and most efficient thermal generations 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. Work in recent years to improve plant efficiencies have made Genesee a world leader in the application of existing technologies resulting in a reduction of CO2 emissions by as much as 10%.
Sean Furey
VP, Solid Fuels

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