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Natural Gas-Fuelled

Through subsidiaries, ENMAX Energy Corporation owns the Crossfield Energy Centre just southeast of the Town of Crossfield, the Calgary Energy Centre on the northern boundary of the City of Calgary and the Cavalier Energy Centre east of the Town of Strathmore, Alberta. Through joint ventures, ENMAX Energy co-owns the Shepard Energy Centre in southeast Calgary and the Balzac Facility in Balzac, Alberta.

We’re thinking big to provide power for a better tomorrow: the Shepard Energy Centre generation facility built in southeast Calgary provides enough electricity for about half of Calgary's current energy requirements.

More efficient generation

Combined-cycle technology is currently in use at the Calgary Energy Centre and the Balzac Facility. It is also the technology that will be used at the Shepard Energy Centre.

In these types of generating facilities, power is produced initially through the burning of natural gas in a combustion turbine. Waste heat from the turbine exhaust is harnessed to produce steam, which is then used to generate additional electricity, significantly improving the facility’s energy efficiency. The use of this technology increases the input energy efficiency by about 30 per cent over a state-of-the-art supercritical coal plant.

Customers are free to purchase natural gas services or electricity services from a retailer of their choice. For a list of retailers, visit ucahelps.alberta.ca or call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).