Poplar Creek

TransAlta owns and operates the Poplar Creek cogeneration facility at Suncor's oil sands site near Fort McMurray.

The cogeneration facility, which generates 230 megawatts of electricity, has provided steam and power for Suncor Energy's oil sands operations since 2001.

Environmental Highlights

The environmental benefits of this project further our commitment to sustainability. Since the project uses waste heat from electrical production to produce steam, it is 45 per cent more efficient than conventional utility plants. Through its high efficiency, the cogeneration facility will reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Last updated: September 11, 2015