9500 100 St SE, Calgary, Alberta, T3S 0A2
Located on a 60 acre site east of Calgary, the Shepard Energy Centre is Alberta's largest natural gas-fuelled power generating facility. Using combined-cycle technology, two natural gas-fuelled turbines and one steam turbine provide 860 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the provincial grid - enough to meet almost half of Calgary's current needs. Shepard uses reclaimed water from the City of Calgary's Bonnybrook Wastewater Treatment Plant for all of its process requirements and emits less than half the carbon dioxide per MW of conventional coal plants.
Capital Power owns a 50 per cent interest in the Shepard Energy Centre through a joint venture agreement with ENMAX Energy Corporation.
Shepard delivers economic value to our Shareholder and the people of Calgary, but Shepard's value also comes from its environmental and social benefits. These include clean and efficient power generation, reliability, responsible water use and environmental management.
NRG COSIA Carbon XPRIZE
We do not currently provide tours of the facility, but we invite you to watch the video below which provides an overview of Shepard Energy Centre.
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).