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Shepard Energy Centre

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-fueled power generating facility.  Using combined-cycle technology, two natural gas-fueled 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.

 

 

How will water be used at the Shepard Energy Centre?How will water be used at the Shepard Energy Centre?Text<p>Water use and water quality at Shepard is a high priority for ENMAX Energy. Shepard will use reclaimed water piped from The City's Bonnybrook Wastewater Treatment Plant. This water will pass through an on-site water treatment facility before it's used at Shepard.</p>
What makes Shepard so efficient?What makes Shepard so efficient?Text<p>The use of combined-cycle technology increases input energy efficiency by about 30 per cent over a state-of-the-art (supercritical) coal plant. Shepard will also be closer to the Calgary and area demand, reducing the amount of electricity lost through long-distance transmission from coal facilities located farther north in Alberta. </p>
How much will Shepard cost to build?How much will Shepard cost to build?Text<p>Shepard will be built at a cost of $1.4 billion. In 2012, Capital Power agreed to purchase a 50 per cent interest in the facility and enter into a joint venture agreement with ENMAX Energy to construct and operate Shepard.</p>

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Tours

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.

 

Questions?

Email
stakeholderrelations@enmax.com
Phone 403-514-1471

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).

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