Shepard Energy Centre
Powered by natural gas, Shepard features combined-cycle technology that has two combustion turbines to generate electricity plus makes use of waste heat through a steam turbine for further electricity production. This configuration makes the Shepard gas-fuelled facility approximately 30 per cent more efficient than conventional coal plants, all while reducing overall fuel costs. Additionally, it emits less than half the CO2 emissions per megawatt hour of a conventional coal plant, as well as fewer carbon monoxide, sulphur dioxide, and nitrogen dioxide gases. The facility’s cooling towers also use 14 million litres of reclaimed water daily from The City of Calgary’s Bonnybrook Wastewater Treatment Plant.