Built in 2002 and acquired by ENMAX in 2008, the Calgary Energy Centre is a 320 MW natural gas–fuelled one on one combined cycle generation facility on the northern boundary of the City of Calgary.
In a combined cycle power plant, natural gas first fuels a gas turbine that produces both electricity and exhaust heat. The exhaust heat is then routed through a boiler to produce steam that is used to drive a steam turbine to produce additional electricity and significantly improve the overall thermal efficiency of the power plant. ENMAX uses combined cycle technology at the Calgary Energy Centre, the Shepard Energy Centre, and the Cavalier Energy Centre to provide efficient, low emitting, economic, and reliable power to Alberta’s electrical grid.
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).