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Our transition to natural gas


In March, 2015 the Shepard Energy Centre became commercially operational. At 800 megawatts, it’s the largest natural gas-fuelled electricity generation facility in Alberta – producing enough electricity to meet half of Calgary’s current power needs. Shepard is approximately 30 per cent more efficient and emits approximately half the CO2 emissions than conventional coal-fired plants in Alberta. Take a tour below.


All customers are free to purchase natural gas services from the default supply provider or from a retailer of their choice and to purchase electricity services from the regulated rate provider or from a retailer of their choice. The delivery of natural gas and electricity to you is not affected by your choice. If you change who you purchase natural gas services or electricity services from, you will continue receiving natural gas and electricity from the distribution company in your service area. For a current list of retailers you may choose from, visit www.ucahelps.gov.ab.ca or call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).

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