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July 13, 2022

ENMAX Energy receives funding for carbon capture feasibility study at Canada’s benchmark electricity generation facility


Calgary, Alta. – ENMAX Energy is proud to receive funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta and the Government of Alberta for a carbon capture feasibility study at Canada's benchmark electricity generation facility for commercial-scale natural gas combined-cycle plants.

The project is one of 11 approved for funding under the Carbon Capture Kickstart: Design and Engineering funding opportunity. ENMAX is receiving just over $3 million in funding to evaluate carbon capture at ENMAX’s largest generation facility, involving highly specialized and detailed engineering assessment and design work.​

"ENMAX is pleased to receive funding from Emissions Reduction Alberta to support our front-end engineering and design (FEED) study at Canada’s benchmark facility, Shepard Energy Centre," says Greg Retzer, Senior Vice President, ENMAX Energy. "The FEED study will help advance the technology and financial analysis for adding a carbon capture unit at Canada’s largest commercial-scale natural gas combined-cycle facility."

The study will explore carbon capture at Shepard Energy Centre and provide ENMAX with data and insight into capture technologies and potential emissions reduction targets.

"Shepard Energy Centre already provides clean, safe and reliable electricity for Albertans but there are opportunities to make it even cleaner, safer and more efficient as we move towards a lower carbon electricity future," said Retzer. "We are excited to get started on this study to discover what's possible for the Shepard Energy Centre. Thank you to ERA and the Government of Alberta for sharing our vision for a cleaner energy future."