The Calgary Energy Centre is an essential part of ENMAX Energy Corporation’s generation portfolio, supporting our operations at a crucial time – when Albertans are looking for more efficient energy solutions to maintain their way of life without sacrificing the reliability they have come to depend on.
Acquired by ENMAX Energy through a subsidiary in 2008, the facility is a 320 MW natural gas-fueled combined cycle generation facility on the northern boundary of Calgary. In combined cycle turbine technology, natural gas fuels a combustion turbine that produces both electricity and heat. The heat is then captured to produce even more electricity through a steam turbine.
The Calgary Energy Centre provides a lower-emitting generation option, more efficient generation, and a more reliable energy option for Alberta’s electrical grid.
ENMAX Energy Corporation ("ENMAX") owns and operates the Calgary Energy Centre ("CEC"), a 320 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fueled combined-cycle generation facility, and is proposing to expand this facility to include a "peaking" facility. This natural-gas fueled peaking facility would be capable of generating up to 197 MW of power to help meet southern Alberta's growing demand for power.
The AUC posted a notice of application for the CEC Expansion on March 17, 2016 and rendered a decision June 30, 2016 to approve the application subject to receipt of authorization from the Minister of Energy pursuant to Section 95. On September 6, 2016, the AUC issued its approval to construct and operate the power plant with completion by June 30, 2019.
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.alberta.ca or call 310-4822 (toll free in Alberta).
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