CALGARY, Sept. 22 /CNW/ - ENMAX Energy first introduced its intention to build and operate the Bonnybrook Energy Centre to the public on June 24, 2009. The cogeneration or combined heat and power (CHP) facility will generate 165 megawatts (MW) of electricity fueled by natural gas and capture waste heat to be used by Canada Malting Co. Limited (Canada Malting) and potentially other area businesses.
Future plans also include providing heat for downtown buildings through a network of underground insulated pipes. This system of thermal energy output is more efficient than traditional heating systems which have separate boiler systems built into every building.
To further increase environmental benefits, a new water reclamation facility will be constructed to recover the malting process water for use by the Bonnybrook Energy Centre and the wastewater storage lagoon currently in use by Canada Malting will be eliminated.
Proposed Project Schedule
This facility will require regulatory approval from federal, provincial and municipal regulators. Pending regulatory approvals, construction will start in the fourth quarter of 2010 with commercial operation in the fourth quarter of 2011.
The proposed location for this 5 to 7 acre facility is on the Canada Malting site, east of Ogden Road (3316 Bonnybrook Road S.E.). The site is close to existing gas pipelines and electricity transmission lines. A transmission line will be required to connect the facility to the electrical grid.
ENMAX Energy is committed to community engagement and a comprehensive program has been developed for interested parties to learn about the project and share their comments or concerns. Through information packages, community open houses, and personal meetings, ENMAX Energy looks forward to building long-term relationships with the community, ensuring all questions and concerns are addressed. To learn more about the ENMAX group's commitment to the community, view our 2008 Corporate Responsibility Report at www.enmax.com/cr.
Media and the public are encouraged to attend the Open House and learn
more about the Bonnybrook Energy Centre:
When: Wednesday, September 23, 2009 (12 - 4 p.m.)
Thursday, September 24, 2009 (4 - 8 p.m.)
Where: Inglewood Community Centre, 1740 - 24 Avenue S.E., Calgary
Other: Detailed project information can also be found at
About ENMAX Energy
ENMAX Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of ENMAX Corporation, is Alberta's leading competitive electricity retailer. ENMAX Energy also provides natural gas and value-added services to residential, commercial and industrial customers throughout Alberta. Through its subsidiary, ENMAX Green Power Inc, ENMAX Energy is one of Alberta's largest investors in renewable energy with partial ownership of the McBride Lake Wind Farm and complete ownership of Taber and Kettles Hill Wind Farms. ENMAX Energy was the first Canadian electricity retailer to offer customers the option to support wind generated energy.
SOURCE ENMAX Corporation
For further information: For further information: Media only contact: Doris B. Kaufmann, Senior Media Relations Advisor, ENMAX Energy Corporation, C. (403) 689-6150, E. firstname.lastname@example.org