We are repowering Genesee 1 & 2 to natural gas combined cycle (NGCC) generation units from coal-fired units. Located entirely within the footprint of the existing Genesee Generating Station, the repowering project involves installing two new Mitsubishi M501JAC gas-fired combustion turbines and Vogt triple-pressure heat recovery steam generators, while utilizing the unit’s existing steam turbine generators.
The two repowered units will provide an additional 518 megawatts (MW) of net capacity totaling 1,338 MW. The repowered assets will utilize best-in-class NGCC technology and are expected to set a new standard for gas generation efficiency in Canada.
Construction activity began in 2021 and is anticipated to create ~900 people years of construction work with a peak forecast of ~500 workers.
Genesee 1 & 2 are both scheduled to become dedicated NGCC units in 2024 which will take Capital Power off coal. Both units will be converted to run in simple cycle mode before the completion of the repowering of each unit.
- Additional 518 MW of net capacity
- Carbon capture ready
- Best-in-class NGCC technology making Genesee 1 & 2 the most efficient NGCC units in Canada
- Providing reliable and cost-effective energy while contributing to a 40% reduction in emissions from the Genesee site
- ~60% decrease in carbon emissions intensity from ~0.93 tonnes of CO2e per MWh when burning coal to 0.36 tonnes CO2e per MWh
- Over 80% decrease in NOx emissions intensity
- At least 50% water usage reduction for the repowered units
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