Heartland Generation  |  Our Operations

Our Operations

As one of the largest power generators in Alberta, Heartland Generation is a critical part of Alberta’s energy infrastructure. Our 100 percent natural gas-fired generation portfolio plays an essential role in providing Albertans with reliable power, while also supporting the transition to low carbon electricity.

Our commitment to Health, Safety, Security & Environment

Heartland Generation places the utmost importance on the safety of our people, customers and community.


We are committed to conducting our activities in a manner that safeguards the health and safety of employees, contractors and the public and preserves the quality of the environment for future generations.

We believe exemplary environmental, health and safety performance is essential to fulfill our business goals and meet the expectations of our stakeholders.

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Providing Safe and Reliable Power

With 10 generation facilities in Alberta and British Columbia, our portfolio includes more than 2,660 megawatts of well-maintained, complementary natural gas-fired generation assets.

We believe our portfolio provides a solid foundation for energy decarbonization across both our Heartland Generation portfolio and the broader Alberta energy industry.

Contracted asset
Merchant asset
PEAKER
Converted

Battle River

MW:
540
Ownership:
100%
Gas Fired Steam
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Contracted asset
Merchant asset
PEAKER
Converted

Sheerness

MW:
800
Ownership:
50%
Gas Fired Steam
+
Contracted asset
Merchant asset
PEAKER
Converted

Rainbow Lake

MW:
97
Ownership:
50%
Open Cycle Gas Turbine / Cogen
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Merchant asset
PEAKER
Converted

Rainbow Lake

MW:
97
Ownership:
50%
Open Cycle Gas Turbine / Cogen
+
Contracted asset
Merchant asset
PEAKER
Converted

Valleyview

MW:
100
Ownership:
100%
Open Cycle Gas Turbine
+
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Merchant asset
PEAKER
Converted

Poplar Hill

MW:
48
Ownership:
100%
Open Cycle Gas Turbine
+
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Merchant asset
PEAKER
Converted

Joffre

MW:
474
Ownership:
40%
Gas Cogen
+
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Merchant asset
PEAKER
Converted

McMahon

MW:
120
Ownership:
50%
Gas Cogen
+
Contracted asset
Merchant asset
PEAKER
Converted

Muskeg River

MW:
202
Ownership:
100%
Gas Cogen
+
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Merchant asset
PEAKER
Converted

Primrose

MW:
100
Ownership:
50%
Gas Cogen
+
Contracted asset
Merchant asset
PEAKER
Converted

Scotford

MW:
195
Ownership:
100%
Gas Cogen
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Heartland generation location map
Sheerness
Sheerness
Joffre
Joffre
Poplar Hill
Poplar Hill
Valleyview
Valleyview
Scotford
Scotford
Primrose
Primrose
Muskeg River
Muskeg River
McMahon
McMahon
Rainbow Lake
Rainbow Lake
Battle River
Battle River
Calgary
Red Deer
Edmonton
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Contracted assets
Merchant assets
PEAKER
CONVERTED

Our Balanced Portfolio

Our portfolio of contracted and merchant facilities provides reliable and efficient baseload power, as well as dispatchable generation with the ability to meet peak electricity demand. Our assets are augmented by our strong commitment to safety and operations excellence, our embedded optimization and marketing expertise, and our innovative thinking, which together will allow us to deliver compelling value to our customers and stakeholders.

Contracted assets
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Our contracted fleet includes our Scotford, Muskeg River, Primrose and McMahon generation facilities which have aggregate capacity of 617 MW. These facilities provide critical behind-the-fence cogeneration supporting investment grade industrial hosts. Additionally, long-term power purchase agreements with a weighted average life of approximately 17 years create stable and long-term cash flows. Our contracted assets rank as some of the lowest carbon intensity fossil-fuel power facilities in Alberta, resulting in low-cost, energy efficient electricity for our customers.

Merchant assets
PEAKER

With 719 MW of capacity, our highly flexible and efficient merchant portfolio includes our Joffre, Poplar Hill, Rainbow Lake and Valleyview facilities. Our peaking assets provide highly flexible and reliable energy directly to the Alberta merchant power market with significant long-term cash flow potential. With the ability to respond quickly to changes in energy supply and demand, peaker assets are a natural complement to renewable generation in the province, serving as a critical backstop for intermittent energy sources, including wind and solar.

CONVERTED

As the first large-scale Alberta generator to completely transition off coal, our converted fleet includes our Battle River and Sheerness Generating Stations which have an aggregate capacity of 1,349 MW. Originally constructed as coal-fired facilities, these units have been converted to natural gas, which has led to a 45-50% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions intensities, depending on generation factor. These conversions allow us to extend the operating and economic lives of these facilities and supports meaningful decarbonization investment through proximity to key Alberta infrastructure.

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Asset optimization and MARKETING expertise

Embedded power and natural gas marketing expertise.

Portfolio optimization maximizes fleet margins.

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Aligned with our customers

Delivering reliable power where and when its needed.

Focused on cost and carbon efficiency.

Lower CO2
Viable Decarbonization
path

Off coal transition complete.

Pursuing viable carbon capture and storage (CCS), hydrogen and renewable opportunities.

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Safety & Operational
Excellence

Industry leading availability.

Safety at the heart of what we do.