Genesee Generating Station
|Genesee Generating Station|
|Owner(s)||Capital Power Corporation|
|Thermal power station|
|Feeding mines||open pit|
|Cooling source||Genesee cooling pond|
|Nameplate capacity||1,212 MW|
Genesee Generating Station is a coal fired station owned by Capital Power Corporation, located near Genesee, Alberta, Canada; 60 minutes southwest of Edmonton, Alberta. Fuel is provided by the nearby coal mine, a joint venture of EPCOR and Westmoreland Prairie Resources. The Genesee cooling pond, is an artificial pond covering 735 hectares (1,820 acres). The pond is topped up with water from the North Saskatchewan River.
The station consists of 3 units.
The Poplar River Power Station consists of:
- G1 - one 390 net MW unit (commissioned in 1989)
- G2 - one 390 net MW unit (commissioned in 1994)
- G3 - one 490 net MW unit (commissioned in 2005)
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