The Cavalier Energy Centre and the Balzac Facility are part of a larger generation portfolio intended to help meet the growing electricity needs of our customers across Alberta. ENMAX Energy Corporation's generation strategy is focused on growing our fleet of natural gas-fuelled facilities, as they are more efficient and lower GHG emitting than existing coal-fired plants in Alberta.
Both the Cavalier Energy Centre and Balzac Facility use combined-cycle technology to capture exhaust heat from the gas-turbine process to create steam. This steam power is then used to produce electricity, improving the facilities’ energy efficiency.
Acquired in 2014 by ENMAX Energy Corporation through its subsidiaries, the Cavalier Energy Centre is a 120 megawatt (MW) natural gas-fuelled facility, located near Strathmore, Alberta. ENMAX Energy is the operator of this facility.
ENMAX Energy through its subsidiaries owns a 50 per cent interest in a 120 MW gas-fuelled plant in Balzac, Alberta, which it jointly owns with CNOOC Ltd. CNOOC is the operator of the Balzac facility.
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).