Paul First Nation students help Genesee repowering stick to safety!

As we power a sustainable future for people and planet, we’re proud to grow our friendships with Indigenous communities near our operations. Our Genesee Generating Station, located near Paul First Nation in Treaty 6 Territory, is currently under construction to repower two of its units and convert the third to natural gas – reducing emissions while increasing the reliable energy capacity available for our grid.

Safety is a top priority at Capital Power – especially for a multi-year project of this magnitude. To help keep safety top of mind, our Genesee repowering construction team creates a new safety sticker for workers on site each year. For 2023, they engaged students from Wihnemme School on Paul First Nation to submit sticker designs that highlight safety and sustainability as part of the “Genesee Repowering Sticker Contest”. 30 artistic masterpieces were submitted, but three finalists stuck out from the crowd. Finalists each received a pair of skates, skate guards and an Oilers hoodie, and the grand prize winner also walked away with personal art supplies!

Capital Power - PFN School Sticker

“My sticker represents peace, love and power which means it has the power to live!” Darlynn

Fun fact: “Wah Pih Toh” means “green” in Stoney!

Cheers to our repowering construction team for their enthusiasm to collaborate with Paul First Nation on this great initiative! Excitement for the 2023 sticker spread throughout the Genesee repowering site and a few kind employees made anonymous donations for the grand prize – including the art supplies and hand-crafted cutting boards featuring the sticker design for the winner’s mom. A donation of sporting goods for the school was also made, including dodge balls, soccer balls, footballs, basketballs, tennis balls, baseball bats, and an air pump.