Sheerness Coal-Fired Generating Station

The Sheerness Coal-Fired Generating Station is located about 200 kilometres northwest of Calgary near Hanna, Alberta and is a major employer of people living in the farming communities surrounding it. Water is pumped from the Red Deer River into a cooling pond to provide water for the station. The cooling pond also serves as a source of water for the town of Hanna and surrounding communities, irrigation water for farms along the route and is a valued recreation area.