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Shepard Energy Centre

9500 100 St SE, Calgary, Alberta, T3S 0A2

Shepard is now fully operational and is Alberta's largest natural gas-fuelled power facility.

We're thinking big to provide power for a better tomorrow, and Shepard is the cornerstone of that thinking. Using combined-cycle technology, two natural gas-fuelled turbines and one steam turbine add more than 860 megawatts (MW) of electricity to the provincial grid - enough to meet almost half of Calgary's current needs. Shepard also emits less than half the carbon dioxide per MW of conventional coal plants.

We expect Shepard to deliver value to our Shareholder and the people of Calgary, but Shepard's value also comes from its environmental, social and economic benefits. These include lower emitting generation, more efficient and reliable generation, responsible water use and environmental management.

In 2012, Capital Power agreed to purchase a 50 per cent interest in the Shepard Energy Centre and enter into a joint venture agreement with ENMAX Energy Corporation to construct.

Located on a 60 acre site on the east side of Calgary in the Shepard Industrial Park, construction began in 2011.

 

 

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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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 405-514-1471

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