Whitecourt Power – Capstone Infrastructure


The Whitecourt facility, which is made up of one steam turbine and one generator, uses wood waste to generate electricity. Fluidized bubbling bed boiler combustion is the principal technology for the conversion of biomass for electricity production. The combustion process generates hot gases that in turn produce steam, which is then used to generate electricity in the turbine/generator. The electricity generated by the Whitecourt facility is sold under a long-term power purchase agreement and is delivered to Alberta’s power grid. Whitecourt was the first power generating facility in Canada to be certified under the federal government’s EcoLogo™ program, which recognizes products and services that adhere to stringent environmental standards and practices.