Keephills Generating Station

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Keephills Generating Station
Keephills Generating Station is located in Canada
Keephills Generating Station
Location of Keephills Generating Station
Country Canada
Location Parkland County,
near Keephills, Alberta
Status Operational
Commission date 1983
Owner(s) TransAlta & Capital Power
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal
Type Steam turbine
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 800 MW

Keephills Generating Station is a coal fired station operated by TransAlta, located near Keephills, Alberta, Canada. Unit 3 is a low emission station, which replaced the older Wabamun 4 station.[1]

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The station consists of the following units:

  • Unit 1 and 2 are each 400 MW unit operated and owned by TransAlta.[2]
  • Unit 3 is a 450 MW unit, built as a joint venture between TransAlta and Capital Power Corporation. It came onstream in 2011.[3] This unit is a supercritical boiler manufactured by Hitachi. The unit cost about $1.98 billion to build.[4][5]

The plant has two 138.6 m (455 ft) smokestacks.

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Coordinates: 53°26′54″N 114°27′02″W / 53.44833°N 114.45056°W / 53.44833; -114.45056