Built in 2009, the Crossfield Energy Centre is a 144-megawatt natural gas-fuelled facility, consisting of three natural gas turbines.
Crossfield is a peaking facility, meaning it's capable of coming online quickly to provide power to the grid when there's an unexpected drop in supply or increase in demand. Crossfield is designed to provide power to Alberta's electrical grid within 10 minutes of being commanded, ensuring there is enough supply to meet customer demand.
In 2021, ENMAX combined a new 10 MW/4.3 MWh lithium-ion battery with an existing natural gas turbine to create Canada's first hybrid electric gas turbine facility. This unique technology enables the facility to provide standby electricity without burning fuel, significantly lowering emissions.
Through advancements like Canada's first hybrid electric gas turbine, ENMAX will continue to take a leadership role in building Alberta's low carbon power system of the future. Partially funded by Emissions Reductions Alberta as part of their Industrial Efficiency Challenge, this hybrid approach will avoid an estimated 45,000 tonnes of GHG emissions annually, the equivalent of removing 10,000 cars from the road.
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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).