Genesee Generating Station

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm|Navbar-Canadacoal}}Genesee Generating Station is a 1,326-megawatt (MW) coal-fired station in Genesee, Leduc County, Alberta, Canada.[1]

Location

The undated satellite photo below shows the plant in Genesee, Leduc country, Alberta, Canada.

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Background

Units 1 and 2 of the station are owned and operated by Capital Power Corporation. Fuel is provided by the nearby coal mine, a joint venture of EPCOR and Westmoreland Prairie Resources. The Genesee cooling pond is an artificial pond covering 735 hectares (1,820 acres). The pond is topped up with water from the North Saskatchewan River.[1]

Unit 3, also known as Genesee 3, was jointly owned by TransAlta (50%) and Capital Power Corporation (50%). Genesee 3 was the first power plant in Canada to use supercritical boiler technology. Capital Power operates the merchant plant, and both parties independently dispatch and market their share of the electrical output through the Alberta Power Pool.[2]

In August 2019 it was reported that Transalta Corporation sold its 50% share in Genesee 3 unit to Capitol Power Corporation in exchange for their 50% share in the Keephills 3 unit.[3]

Retirement

Under provincial and federal regulations introduced in November 2018, all coal-fired plants in Alberta are to be retired by December 31, 2029.[4]

Plant Data

  • Sponsor: Capital Power Corporation
  • Parent company: Capital Power Corporation
  • Location: Genesee, Leduc country, Alberta, Canada
  • Coordinates: 53.3437864, -114.3045275 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Gross Capacity: Unit 1: 430 MW; Unit 2: 430 MW; Unit 3: 466 MW[5]
  • Type: Units 1-2: Sub-critical; Unit 3: Supercritical
  • In service: Unit 1: 1989; Unit 2: 1994; Unit 3: 2005
  • Coal Type: Subbituminous
  • Coal Source:
  • Source of financing:

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