CALGARY, April 11 /CNW/ - ENMAX Shepard Inc., a subsidiary of ENMAX
Energy Corporation, is pleased to announce the awarding of a major
contract for the completion of the Shepard Energy Centre, an 800 MW natural gas-fired generation facility that will be located
in southeast Calgary. A joint venture between Kiewit Energy Canada
Corp. and Black & Veatch Canada Company (KBV) will complete final
design and construct the plant which will provide enough energy for
roughly 50 per cent of The City of Calgary's requirements while
producing less than half of the CO2 per megawatt than a conventional coal plant.
"In 2008 ENMAX began rigorous planning and stakeholder engagement on the
Shepard Energy Centre project," said Charles Ruigrok, interim President
and CEO, ENMAX Corporation. "Today's announcement is an enormous step
towards making this much needed generation facility a reality. In
addition to the environmental benefits over coal-fired generation plants, Shepard will also be located close
to where the electricity will be consumed, reducing the transmission
infrastructure required to deliver power to our customers."
Detailed engineering of the Shepard Energy Centre is already well
underway. The project is comprised of two 240 MW natural gas fired
turbine generators and one 320 MW steam turbine generator.
"On behalf of City Council, I am very pleased," said Mayor Naheed
Nenshi. "City Council has reviewed ENMAX's strategy on this project and
reaffirmed our commitment to moving forward. Today's announcement is an
important step in ensuring that Calgarians will have the safe,
reliable, greener energy we will need in the future."
Preliminary construction including road access and site preparation will
begin in late April with major construction expected to
commence in July 2011. Commercial operation of the plant is scheduled
for August 2015.
About ENMAX Energy Corporation
ENMAX Energy Corporation, a subsidiary of ENMAX Corporation, is one of
Alberta's leading competitive electricity retailers. ENMAX Energy also
provides natural gas and value-added services to residential,
commercial and industrial customers throughout Alberta.
Through subsidiaries, 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 the Taber and Kettles Hill
Wind Farms. ENMAX Energy was the first Canadian electricity retailer to
offer customers the option to support wind generated energy. Visit our
website at www.enmaxenergy.com.
SOURCE ENMAX Corporation
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