Our 2021 ESG Report: Integrating innovation to build a better bridge to a clean energy future

August 23, 2022
Heartland Generation - Inaugural ESG Report

We are focused on the ongoing decarbonization and revitalization of our assets, supporting our local communities, and operating in a safe, socially responsible and inclusive manner.

Heartland Generation recognizes the privilege - and the responsibility - we have in powering the communities where we operate.

We are strong supporters of the transition to a reliable, low carbon energy future and are proud to be playing a leading role in Alberta in the reduction of greenhouse gas (GHG). In late 2021, we completed our coal-to-gas conversions and are actively investing in new opportunities, such as our Battle River Carbon Hub (BRCH) project, that will position our assets to play a meaningful role in the energy transition.

Our 2021 ESG Report

We are pleased to share our inaugural ESG Report, creating a benchmark for our company and demonstrating our commitment to transparency and accountability.  We have an ambitious, yet measured, approach to lowering emissions, along with good governance, and best-in-class safety. We are committed and working toward our goal of net zero by 2050 and support Canada’s increased commitment to lowering its emissions through the Paris Agreement, by reducing emissions 40-45 percent below 2005 levels, by 2030.

Metrics & Frameworks

Our report is guided by the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) and includes metrics that are most relevant to our industry and our company as well as the Sustainability Accounting Standards Board (SASB) Standard for Electric Utilities Power Generators. Heartland Generation also supports the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (UNSDGs), which promote prosperity while protecting the planet. The UNSDGs recognize the collective need to work for economic growth and to address a range of social needs including education, health, social protection, and job opportunities, while tackling climate change and environmental protection.

Read more about our approach to Sustainability or download our 2021 ESG Report below.

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About Heartland Generation

Heartland Generation is one of Alberta's largest power generators, supplying more than 2,680 MW (gross) of reliable power to industrial, commercial and residential consumers. A balanced portfolio of contracted and merchant facilities provides dependable, stable baseload power along with the ability to meet peak demand. Heartland Generation is building a better bridge to a clean energy future through its innovative decarbonization strategy. As the first large-scale power generator in Alberta to transition completely off coal and one of the largest cogeneration operators in the province, we are now driving toward further industry decarbonization and our goal of net zero by 2050.

Headquartered in Calgary, Alberta, Heartland Generation is owned by ECP, a leading U.S.-based private equity firm supporting the energy transition through investments in electrification and decarbonization of infrastructure assets.