Our Operations

Sheerness Generating Station

Fuel: Natural Gas

Output (MW): 800

Canadian Power Ownership (%): 25

Commissioned: 1986

Hanna, Alberta

The 800 MW Sheerness Generating Station is co-owned by the TransAlta Cogen limited partnership (50%) and ATCO Power (50%). ATCO operates the plant’s two units.

Sheerness is located 200 kilometers northeast of Calgary near Hanna, Alberta.

The power plant consists of 2 x 400 MW units. Each unit consists of a boiler, turbine, generator, and environmental emission control equipment. Sheerness was converted to full natural gas operation in 2021, reducing its carbon footprint by over 50%.

The Sheerness cooling pond is also a source of water for the town of Hanna and surrounding communities, as well as for irrigation water for farmers, and for regional recreation.