Capital Power innovation honoured by Canadian electricity centre of excellence


Capital Power’s Genesee generating station and the coal mine operation which supplies the fuel, 65 km west of Edmonton, in 2014.

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Edmonton-based Capital Power is being honoured by the Canadian Electricity Association for its work cutting greenhouse gas emissions at the Genesee generating station.

Capital Power began a five-year, $50-million program at Genesee on Wabumun Lake, 65 km west of Edmonton, in 2017 to improve the efficiency of the three power generating units by 11 per cent by 2021, according to an electricity association news release.

The work will also reduce greenhouse gas emissions by about one million tonnes.

The company is looking at other moves to cut emissions such as converting coal-fired generators to natural gas or reducing the use of coal by burning it with city garbage, waste bark or sawdust.

Capital Power is one of 18 electricity generating, distribution and transmission companies being recognized for their innovations on the association’s new online centre of excellence, which will be officially unveiled Tuesday.

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June 3, 2018 |

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