Capital Power to provide clean electricity for government buildings in Alberta

Published on February 07, 2023 by Dave Kovaleski

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Capital Power Corp. signed an agreement with the Public Services and Procurement Canada to provide clean electricity for all federal government buildings in Alberta.

Through this 23-year agreement, Capital Power will provide approximately 250,000 megawatt-hours (MWh) of electricity per year. The electricity will initially be delivered through Canada-sourced renewable energy credits (RECs) until Capital Power’s proposed 151 MW Halkirk 2 Wind project in Alberta is completed. That project is expected to be operational by Jan. 1, 2025. From then on, the Halkirk 2 Wind project will provide renewable energy for the remainder of the term.

“We’re pleased to support the Government of Canada’s commitment to power all federal buildings with 100% clean electricity by 2025,” Chris Kopecky, senior vice president and chief legal, development, and commercial officer, said. “Collaborative agreements like this support our collective net zero goals, provide opportunities to meaningfully engage Indigenous communities and help advance the development of renewable power generation facilities.”

Helena Jaczek, minister of public services and procurement for the Public Services and Procurement Canada, said this initiative is an important step to support communities and protect the environment.

“Through this long-term project, we are greening federal operations, fighting climate change, and creating a healthier environment for Canadians,” Jaczek said.

Capital Power, based in Alberta, owns approximately 7,500 MW of power generation capacity at 29 facilities across North America.