Power Operations

TransCanada owns or has interests in 11 power generation facilities with combined capacity of 5,700 megawatts (MW) — enough to power more than six million homes. Our power generation assets are located in Alberta, Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick and Arizona.

More than half of the power we provide is generated from emission-less sources, including nuclear and wind and we are leaders in the development and operation of high-efficiency, natural gas-fired power facilities.

Strategy at a glance:

  • Maximize the value of our diverse portfolio of Energy assets through safe and reliable operations
  • Execute capital programs on time and on budget
  • Pursue North American growth in contracted power infrastructure as electric systems move to become less carbon intensive and absorb growing amounts of intermittent renewable capacity

Alberta Power Marketing

In total, TransCanada manages, operates and markets close to 450 megawatts (MW) of electricity in the Alberta. TransCanada is directly involved in all facets of the Alberta power market with expertise in power marketing and trading, generation development, retail services (billing and load settlement) and regulatory issues.

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Bear Creek Cogeneration Plant

Located in the community of Grande Prairie, Alberta, Bear Creek Cogeneration Plant produces up to 100 megawatts of electricity to both Weyerhaeuser’s Grande Prairie Pulp and Sawmill and Alberta’s competitive electricity market.

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Bécancour Cogeneration Plant

The Bécancour Power Plant is a 550 MW cogeneration facility located in Bécancour, Quebec. It can supply electricity to Hydro-Québec Distribution to meet electricity demands in the province of Québec and provides a source of steam for a neighbouring company in the industrial park.

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Bruce Power

With a history of safe nuclear generation dating to 1967, Bruce Power currently supplies roughly 30% of Ontario’s electricity. In 2015, the plant entered into a long-term contract with the Provincial government extending its life to 2064, ensuring a stable source of carbon-free electricity for decades.

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Carseland Cogeneration Plant

Carseland Cogeneration Plant has been providing Alberta with up to 95 megawatts of electricity from its industrial cogeneration plant in Carseland, Alberta. It supplies power to Nutrien’s Carseland Nitrogen Operation as well as needed support for the Southern Alberta electrical grid.

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Cartier Wind Energy

Established in 2004, Cartier Wind Energy is a partnership between TransCanada and Innergex Renewable Energy.

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Coolidge Generating Station

The Coolidge Generating Station is a natural gas-fired power generating station in Coolidge, Arizona. This “simple-cycle” station generates up to 575 megawatts of electricity, enough for 575,000 homes in the state.

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Grandview Cogeneration Plant

A 90 megawatt, natural gas-fired cogeneration facility in Saint John, New Brunswick, the Grandview Cogeneration Plant provides power for an Irving Oil Refinery.

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Halton Hills Generating Station

With the ability to generate electricity for 600,000 homes, the Halton Hills Generating Station is important to Ontario’s energy mix.

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MacKay River Plant

MacKay River is an industrial cogeneration project that is situated on Suncor’s MacKay River oilsands development, 60 km (37 miles) west of Fort McMurray, Alta.

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Our Western Power Marketing division serves wholesale, commercial and industrial retail electricity customers in Alberta.

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