Optimizing Generation Efficiency

Reducing Emissions and Improving Thermal Generation Efficiency

As part of our pathway to be net carbon neutral by 2050, we’re working to optimize our thermal assets to improve efficiency and environmental performance. We invest our time and expertise to ensure all our facilities achieve operational excellence and reliably support our communities, businesses and critical services with responsible power. Some examples of our initiatives include:

At our Genesee Generating Station in Alberta, we’ve implemented our industry-leading Genesee Performance Standard (GPS), an efficiency improvement program to reduce carbon emissions. The program targets a 12% reduction in emissions by 2023 in the lead up to our facility-wide transition off coal that year – nearly 6 years ahead of government mandate.

At our Decatur Energy Center in Alabama, we’ve upgraded the facility’s three combustion turbines to increase capacity, improve heat rate and fuel efficiency, and maintain reliability. The upgrades resulted in 90 MW of additional capacity for the facility and are also expected to improve environmental performance through reduced emissions. These upgrades contributed to a 10-year extension to our existing contract for the site through 2032.

What's New

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Capital Power advances carbon capture project at Genesee
Partnering with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group and Kiewit Energy Group to capture 3 million tonnes of CO2 per year

Capital Power has partnered with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group (“MHI Group”) and Kiewit Energy Group (“Kiewit”) on a front-end engineering and design (FEED) study for the Genesee CCS Project (t...

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Capital Power announces Board appointment

Jill Gardiner, Chair of the Board for Capital Power is pleased to announce the appointment of Gary Bosgoed to the Company’s Board of Directors effective June 1, 2022.

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Capital Power announces a 4.5-year contract renewal for Island Generation

Capital Power announced today the execution of a 4.5-year Electricity Purchase Agreement (EPA) through October 2026 for its Island Generation facility with BC Hydro. The EPA is subject to regulator...