Enmax Energy to provide green power to federal facilities in Alberta under renewed ten-year contract
CALGARY, ALTA-Enmax Energy will continue to supply electricity for all federal facilities in Alberta for the next ten years, effective January 2007. The federal department of Public Works and Government Services chose Enmax as its energy retailer through a competitive energy procurement process initiated in mid-2005. The company has already been providing power to federal operations in Alberta for five years. Under the new contract Enmax will supply approximately 235,000 megawatt hours (MWh) per year, with 15% (34,000 MWh) of this volume to be accounted for as green power. The electricity will be directed to 11 federal departments and agencies operating in 938 federal facilities in the province. In addition to owning 50% of the McBride Lake wind farm - one of Canada's largest wind power facilities - Enmax Energy has the first and largest green power marketing program of its kind in Canada. The company's parent Enmax Corporation last month began construction of its 80-MW Taber wind farm in southern Alberta. Completion of the $140-million facility is scheduled for the first quarter of 2007. Under a 20-year supply agreement, its output will be used to power 75% of the city of Calgary's operations. Calgary Mayor Dave Bronconnier said, "The agreement is the largest green power usage commitment of any municipality in North America."