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List of generating stations in Alberta

This is a list of electrical generating stations in Alberta, Canada.

Alberta produces a large and decreasing[1] share of its electricity through coal. Over the last few years, a booming economy and the deregulation of the electricity market has led to the construction of dozens of new facilities—primarily[1] alternatives (cogeneration, waste heat recovery) and renewables (wind, biomass, biogas)—and the retirement of a dozen older coal and gas fired units.[1]

Contents

Fossil fuelEdit

  Facilities under construction
  Planned facilities
  Decommissioned facilities (year)
Name Date Capacity (MW) Location Owner Type Ref
Alberta Power Project – Burdette 2001 7 Burdette Maxim Power Natural gas [2]
Alberta Power Project – Coaldale 2001 6 Coaldale Maxim Power Natural gas [2]
Alberta Power Project – Fort Macleod 2001 4 Fort Macleod Maxim Power Natural gas [2]
Alberta Power Project – Taber 2001 8 Taber Maxim Power Natural gas [2]
Aurora Generating Station 1999 85 Aurora Syncrude Natural gas [1][3]
Balzac Power Station 2001 120 Balzac Nexen Natural gas [4]
Battle River Generating Station Units 3-5 1969–1981 689 Forestburg 52°28′08″N112°08′02″W ATCO Power Coal [5]
Bear Creek Gas Turbine 2002 50 Grande Prairie TransCanada Natural gas [1][6]
Bellshill Power Centre 2015 5.6 Galahad Genalta Power Natural gas [7]
Buck Lake 2001 6 Buck Lake Penn West Natural gas [1]
Cadotte Power Centre 2012 4 Peace River Genalta Power Natural gas [8]
Calgary Energy Centre 2002 320 Calgary Enmax Natural gas [9]
Carseland Power Plant 2001 80 Carseland TransCanada Natural gas [6]
Carson Creek Power Centre 2014 15 Whitecourt Genalta Power Natural gas [10]
Cavalier Gas Plant 2001 120 Strathmore Enmax Natural gas [3]
Clover Bar Energy Centre 2008–2009 243 53°35′14″N 113°21′56″W / 53.58722°N 113.36556°W / 53.58722; -113.36556 Capital Power Natural gas [11]
Cold Lake 2002 168 Cold Lake Imperial Oil Natural gas [1]
Crossfield Energy Centre 2009 120 Rocky View Enmax Natural gas [1][12]
Devon 2000 12 Devon Devon Canada Natural gas [1]
Drywood 2000 6 Drywood TransAlta Natural gas [1]
Fort Saskatchewan Cogeneration Plant 1999 118 Fort Saskatchewan Strongwater Energy, TransAlta Natural gas [13]
Foster Creek Cogeneration 2003 80 Bonnyville Cenovus Natural gas [1]
Genesee Generating Station 1&2 1989–1994 820 53°20′35″N 114°18′11″W / 53.34306°N 114.30306°W / 53.34306; -114.30306 (Genesee Generating Station) Capital Power Coal [14]
Genesee Generating Station 3 2005 466 53°20′35″N 114°18′11″W / 53.34306°N 114.30306°W / 53.34306; -114.30306 (Genesee Generating Station) Capital Power, TransAlta Coal [13][13][15]
H. R. Milner Generating Station 1972 158 Grande Cache Milner Power Coal [16]
Joffre Cogeneration Plant 2000 480 Red Deer ATCO Power, Capital Power Corporation, NOVA Chemicals Natural gas [17]
Judy Creek Power Centre 2014 15 Whitecourt Genalta Power Natural gas [18]
Keephills Generating Station 1&2 1983–1984 766 Duffield TransAlta Coal [13]
Keephills Generating Station 3 2011 450 Duffield Capital Power, TransAlta Coal [13]
MacKay River Power Plant 2003 165 Fort McMurray TransCanada Natural gas [6]
Medicine Hat Cogeneration Plant 2007–2009 52 Medicine Hat City of Medicine Hat Natural gas [1]
Mezzepa Gas Plant 17 Mezzepa MFC Resource Partnership Natural

Gas

Muskeg River Mine Cogeneration Station 2002 172 57°18′0″N 111°30′0″W / 57.30000°N 111.50000°W / 57.30000; -111.50000 ATCO Power, SaskPower Natural gas [19][20]
Northern Prairie Power Project 2008 85 Grande Prairie Constellation Energy Natural gas [21]
Peace River Power Centre 2015 12 Peace River Genalta Power Natural gas [22]
Poplar Creek Cogeneration Plant 2001 356 Fort McMurray TransAlta Natural gas [13]
Poplar Hill Generating Plant 1999 45 [[Grande Prairie 55°20′20″N 119°13′07″W]] ATCO Power Natural gas [23]
Primrose Cogeneration Plant 1998 85 Primrose ATCO Power, Canadian Natural resources Natural gas [24]
Rainbow Lake Generating Station 1968–2001 178 Rainbow Lake ATCO Power, Husky Oil Natural gas ,[25][26]
Redwater Cogeneration 2001 40 Redwater TransCanada Natural gas [6]
Scotford Air Liquide 2000 80 Fort Saskatchewan Air Liquide Canada Natural gas [3]
Scotford Cogeneration Plant 2003 170 Fort Saskatchewan ATCO Power Natural gas [27]
Sheerness Generating Station 1986–1990 780 Hanna ATCO Power, TransAlta Coal [13][28]
Shepard Energy Centre 2015 860 Calgary ENMAX, Capital Power Natural Gas [29][30]
Sturgeon Generating Plant 1957–1961 18 Valleyview ATCO Power Natural gas [31]
Sundance Power Station 1970–1980 1,566 53°30′27″N 114°33′26″W / 53.50750°N 114.55722°W / 53.50750; -114.55722 TransAlta Coal [13]
University of Alberta Heating Plant 1994–2000 39.7 University of Alberta University of Alberta Natural gas [32][33]
Valleyview 1 and 2 Generating Plants 2001–2008 90 Valleyview ATCO Power Natural gas [34]
Battle River Generating Station Units 1&2 (1998) (56) Forestburg ATCO Power Coal [1][35]
Clover Bar Generating Station Units 1-4 (2005) (660) Edmonton Capital Power Natural gas [1][32][36]
Medicine Hat Gas Power Units 5&8 (2009) (37) Medicine Hat City of Medicine Hat Natural gas [1]
Rossdale Generating Station Units 8–10 (2009) (209) Edmonton Capital Power Natural gas [1]
Wabamun Generating Station Units 1–4 (2003–2010) (570) Wabamun TransAlta Coal [37]

RenewableEdit

Biomass, biogas and waste heat recoveryEdit

List of all biomass, biogas and waste heat recovery power plants in Alberta.

Name Date Capacity (MW) Location Owner Type Ref
Alberta Pacific Forest 1993–2012 131 Athabasca Alberta Pacific Forest Biomass [1][38]
Bear Creek Steam Turbine 2002 30 Grande Prairie TransCanada Biomass [1][6]
Cancarb Waste Heat Recovery Plant 2000 28 Medicine Hat TransCanada Waste heat [6]
Caroline Gas Complex 2008 20 Caroline Shell Canada Waste heat [1]
Clover Bar Landfill Gas 2005 5 Edmonton Capital Power Biogas [1][39]
Dapp Biomass Project 1999 16 Dapp Verdant Energy Biomass [40]
Gold Creek Generation Facility 1999 6.5 54°49′59″N 118°39′10″W / 54.83306°N 118.65278°W / 54.83306; -118.65278 Maxim Power Waste heat [41]
Grande Prairie Generating Station 2005 25 Grande Prairie TransAlta Biomass [13]
Hinton Pulp Units 1&2 1985–2011 50 Hinton West Fraser Timber Biomass [1][42]
Judy Creek ORC 2012 2.2 Swan Hills Genalta Power Waste Heat [1][43]
Peace River Pulp Mill 1990–2012 52 Peace River Daishowa-Marubeni International Biomass [1][44]
Valley Power 1996 12 Drayton Valley Algonquin Power Biomass [45]
Grande Prairie Pulp Mill (2011) (33) Grande Prairie Weyerhaeuser Canada Biomass [1]
Grande Prairie Pulp Mill 2011 48 Grande Prairie Weyerhaeuser Canada Biomass [1]
Whitecourt 1994 25 Whitecourt Macquarie Power & Infrastructure Biomass [46]

HydroelectricEdit

List of all hydroelectric power stations power plants in Alberta.

Name Date Capacity (MW) Location Owner Type Ref
Barrier Hydroelectric Dam 1947 13 Seebe TransAlta Hydro [13]
Bearspaw Hydroelectric Dam 1954 17 Calgary TransAlta Hydro [13]
Belly River Hydroelectric Dam 1991 3 Glenwood TransAlta Hydro [13]
Bighorn Dam 1972 120 52°18′32″N 116°19′45″W / 52.30889°N 116.32917°W / 52.30889; -116.32917 (Bighorn Dam) TransAlta Hydro [13]
Brazeau Hydroelectric Dam 1965 355 52°57′59″N 115°34′44″W / 52.96639°N 115.57889°W / 52.96639; -115.57889 (Brazeau) TransAlta Hydro [13]
Cascade Hydroelectric Dam 1942 36 Banff TransAlta Hydro [13]
Chin Reservoir Station 1994 11.4 Chin Irrican Power Hydro [47]
Dickson Dam 1992 15 52°03′06″N 114°13′07″W / 52.05167°N 114.21861°W / 52.05167; -114.21861 (Dickson Dam) Algonquin Power Hydro [48]
Drop 4, 5 and 6 Hydroelectric Plant 2004 6.9 Raymond Irrican Power Hydro [47]
Ghost Hydroelectric Dam 1929 51 Cochrane TransAlta Hydro [13]
Horseshoe Hydroelectric Dam 1911 14 Seebe TransAlta Hydro [13]
Interlakes Hydroelectric Dam 1955 5 Kananaskis TransAlta Hydro [13]
Kananaskis Hydroelectric Dam 1913 19 Seebe TransAlta Hydro [13]
Oldman River Hydroelectric Plant 2003 32 Pincher Creek ATCO Power Hydro [49]
Pocaterra Hydroelectric Dam 1955 15 Kananaskis TransAlta Hydro [13]
Raymond Reservoir Generating Station 1994 20.5 Raymond Irrican Power Hydro [47]
Rundle Hydroelectric Dam 1951 50 Canmore TransAlta Hydro [13]
Spray Hydroelectric Dam 1951 103 Canmore TransAlta Hydro [13]
St. Mary Hydroelectric Dam 1992 2 Magrath TransAlta Hydro [13]
Taylor Hydroelectric Dam 2000 13 Magrath TransAlta Hydro [13]
Three Sisters Hydroelectric Dam 1951 3 Canmore TransAlta Hydro [13]
Waterton Hydroelectric Dam 1992 3 Glenwood TransAlta Hydro [13]

WindEdit

List of all wind farms power stations in Alberta.

Name Date Capacity (MW) Location Owner Type Ref
Ardenville Wind Farm 2010 66 Fort Macleod TransAlta Wind [1][50]
Blue Trail 2009 66 Fort Macleod TransAlta Wind [51]
Castle River 2000–2001 44 Pincher Creek TransAlta Wind [52]
Castle Rock Wind Farm 2012 77 Drumheller Enel Wind [1]
Chin Chute 2006 30 Taber Acciona, Enbridge, Suncor Energy Wind [53][54]
Cowley North 2001 20 Cowley TransAlta Wind [55]
Cowley Ridge 2000 21 Pincher Creek TransAlta Wind [56]
Ghost Pine Wind Energy Centre 2010 82 Drumheller NextEra Wind [57]
Halkirk 2012 150 Halkirk Capital Power Wind [58]
Kettles Hill 2006–2007 63 Pincher Creek Enmax Wind [59]
Macleod Flats 2004 3 Fort Macleod TransAlta Wind [60]
Magrath 2004 30 Magrath Acciona, Enbridge, Suncor Energy Wind [53][54]
McBride Lake 2003 75 Fort Macleod Enmax, TransAlta Wind [61][62]
Oldman River Wind Project 2007 3.6 Pincher Creek Alberta Wind Energy Corporation Wind [63]
Sinnott 2001 7 Cowley TransAlta Wind [64]
Soderglen 2006 70.5 Fort Macleod Nexen, TransAlta Wind [65]
Summerview 1 2004 70 Pincher Creek TransAlta Wind [66]
Summerview 2 2010 66 Pincher Creek TransAlta Wind [67]
Taber Wind Farm 2007 80 Taber Enmax Wind [68]
Taylor 2005 3 Magrath TransAlta Wind [69]
Wainwright Wind Farm (north of Irma) 2013 150 Irma Mainstream Renewable Power Wind [70][71]
Wintering Hills Wind Farm 2011 88 Drumheller Suncor Wind [72]

See alsoEdit

NotesEdit

ReferencesEdit

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