SYS-CON MEDIA Authors: Trevor Parsons, Sean Houghton, Glenn Rossman, Ignacio M. Llorente, Xenia von Wedel

News Feed Item

Capital Power Releases Its Corporate Responsibility Report

EDMONTON, ALBERTA -- (Marketwired) -- 08/13/14 -- Editor's Note: There is a photo associated with this release.

Capital Power (TSX: CPX) today released its 2013 Corporate Responsibility Report for the fifth consecutive year.

"In July 2014, we celebrated our fifth-year anniversary as Capital Power. Achieving this milestone takes sustained commitment, deliberate action, and teamwork across the entire corporation. Over the years, we have stayed true to our values and vision of being one of North America's most respected, reliable, and competitive power producers through our passion for our business, by working as a team with integrity, by putting safety first, and by enhancing shareholder value," said Capital Power President and CEO Brian Vaasjo.

"This report reflects the actions we take and the way we behave, every day - in our community, in our facilities, in our offices, and on our construction sites."

Earlier this year, Corporate Knights magazine recognized Capital Power as one of Canada's Best 50 Corporate Citizens for the fourth straight year.

Highlights from the report include:

Producing power:


--  In 2013, we completed the purchase of our 50% ownership in the 800-MW
    natural gas Shepard Energy Centre, added 105 megawatts (MW) to our fleet
    with the successful commissioning, on time and under budget, of the Port
    Dover and Nanticoke wind project and completed the sale of our three New
    England, natural-gas-fueled power generation facilities to primarily
    fund our joint investment in the Shepard Energy Centre.
--  We continued to demonstrate operational excellence with high plant
    availability averaging 93% in 2013.
--  The net generation from our wind assets has increased by 425% from 2012
    to 2013. Since November 2012, Capital Power has invested over $1 billion
    in three wind projects, increasing our wind nameplate capacity by
    approximately 1000%.

A culture of learning and development:

We work to create a strong learning and development culture.


--  We Launched a Diversity & Inclusion (D&I) initiative to recognize the
    importance and benefit of strong diversity of thought, and
--  Introduced the Student Work Experience Program (SWEP) - 23 students
    participated in 2013.

Safety:


--  We launched the "Zero means everything" campaign to reach our goal of
    zero lost-time injuries by 2015.
--  We surpassed our company-wide safety target and almost met our stretch
    target with a Total Recordable Injury Frequency (TRIF) of 0.96 against a
    target of 1.04.

Our giving:


--  In 2013, we provided support of $1.17 million to charitable
    organizations and programs in communities in which we do business
    (contributions include New England communities).
--  The 2013 United Way campaign increased employee participation with
    employee contributions reaching more than $160,000 through personal
    pledges, which were matched dollar-for-dollar by the company, raising
    more than $345,000 in 2013. Nearly $1.5 million for United Way has been
    raised over the past four years.
--  More than 12,000 volunteer hours were reported by 134 employees and
    their families in our EmPowering Communities program. In recognition of
    this dedication, we contributed $70,000 to non-profit organizations
    across North America.

Reportable environmental incidents:

Capital Power recorded a total of 18 environmental incidents in 2013, a reduction of 57% from the 42 incidents reported in 2012. Four of the 18 incidents had no environmental impact and the remaining incidents were minor in nature. Two Notice of Violations were issued to Roxboro in 2013. Neither of the incidents resulted in a fine or penalty. All incidents were reported to the regulators and closed with no further action required.

The complete report is available at: www.capitalpower.com/responsibility.

About Capital Power

Capital Power (TSX: CPX) is a growth-oriented North American power producer headquartered in Edmonton, Alberta. The company develops, acquires, operates and optimizes power generation from a variety of energy sources. Capital Power owns more than 2,600 megawatts of power generation capacity at 14 facilities across North America and owns 371 megawatts of capacity through a power purchase agreement. An additional 490 megawatts of owned generation capacity is under construction in Alberta and Ontario.

To view the photo associated with this release, click the following link: http://www.marketwire.com/library/20140813-800cp_man.jpg

Photo Caption: Capital Power sponsored Military Appreciation Night at the Edmonton Eskimos' game and raised funds for the Edmonton Garrison Military Family Resource Centre. Over the past three years, this event has raised more than $190,000 for military personnel, veterans and their families. The 2014 event takes place on September 12 and all proceeds will go to the True Patriot Love Foundation.

More Stories By Marketwired .

Copyright © 2009 Marketwired. All rights reserved. All the news releases provided by Marketwired are copyrighted. Any forms of copying other than an individual user's personal reference without express written permission is prohibited. Further distribution of these materials is strictly forbidden, including but not limited to, posting, emailing, faxing, archiving in a public database, redistributing via a computer network or in a printed form.

Latest Stories
In high-production environments where release cycles are measured in hours or minutes — not days or weeks — there's little room for mistakes and no room for confusion. Everyone has to understand what's happening, in real time, and have the means to do whatever is necessary to keep applications up and running optimally. DevOps is a high-stakes world, but done well, it delivers the agility and performance to significantly impact business competitiveness.
"Our premise is Docker is not enough. That's not a bad thing - we actually love Docker. At ActiveState all our products are based on open source technology and Docker is an up-and-coming piece of open source technology," explained Bart Copeland, President & CEO of ActiveState Software, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at DevOps Summit at Cloud Expo®, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
ScriptRock makes GuardRail, a DevOps-ready platform for configuration monitoring. Realizing we were spending way too much time digging up, cataloguing, and tracking machine configurations, we began writing our own scripts and tools to handle what is normally an enormous chore. Then we took the concept a step further, giving it a beautiful interface and making it simple enough for our bosses to understand. We named it GuardRail after its function - to allow businesses to move fast and stay sa...
The Internet of Things is not new. Historically, smart businesses have used its basic concept of leveraging data to drive better decision making and have capitalized on those insights to realize additional revenue opportunities. So, what has changed to make the Internet of Things one of the hottest topics in tech? In his session at @ThingsExpo, Chris Gray, Director, Embedded and Internet of Things, discussed the underlying factors that are driving the economics of intelligent systems. Discover ...
"BSQUARE is in the business of selling software solutions for smart connected devices. It's obvious that IoT has moved from being a technology to being a fundamental part of business, and in the last 18 months people have said let's figure out how to do it and let's put some focus on it, " explained Dave Wagstaff, VP & Chief Architect, at BSQUARE Corporation, in this SYS-CON.tv interview at @ThingsExpo, held Nov 4-6, 2014, at the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.
SYS-CON Media announced today that Sematext launched a popular blog feed on DevOps Journal with over 6,000 story reads over the weekend. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Sematext is a globally distributed organization that builds innovative Cloud and On Premises solutions for performance monitoring, alerting an...
The major cloud platforms defy a simple, side-by-side analysis. Each of the major IaaS public-cloud platforms offers their own unique strengths and functionality. Options for on-site private cloud are diverse as well, and must be designed and deployed while taking existing legacy architecture and infrastructure into account. Then the reality is that most enterprises are embarking on a hybrid cloud strategy and programs. In this Power Panel at 15th Cloud Expo (http://www.CloudComputingExpo.com...
Verizon Enterprise Solutions is simplifying the cloud-purchasing experience for its clients, with the launch of Verizon Cloud Marketplace, a key foundational component of the company's robust ecosystem of enterprise-class technologies. The online storefront will initially feature pre-built cloud-based services from AppDynamics, Hitachi Data Systems, Juniper Networks, PfSense and Tervela. Available globally to enterprises using Verizon Cloud, Verizon Cloud Marketplace provides a one-stop shop fo...
Leysin American School is an exclusive, private boarding school located in Leysin, Switzerland. Leysin selected an OpenStack-powered, private cloud as a service to manage multiple applications and provide development environments for students across the institution. Seeking to meet rigid data sovereignty and data integrity requirements while offering flexible, on-demand cloud resources to users, Leysin identified OpenStack as the clear choice to round out the school's cloud strategy. Additional...
SYS-CON Events announced today that IDenticard will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. IDenticard™ is the security division of Brady Corp (NYSE: BRC), a $1.5 billion manufacturer of identification products. We have small-company values with the strength and stability of a major corporation. IDenticard offers local sales, support and service to our customers across the United States and Canada...
SYS-CON Media announced today that Aruna Ravichandran, VP of Marketing, Application Performance Management and DevOps at CA Technologies, has joined DevOps Journal’s authors. DevOps Journal is focused on this critical enterprise IT topic in the world of cloud computing. DevOps Journal brings valuable information to DevOps professionals who are transforming the way enterprise IT is done. Aruna's inaugural article "Four Essential Cultural Hacks for DevOps Newbies" discusses how to demonstrate the...
The move in recent years to cloud computing services and architectures has added significant pace to the application development and deployment environment. When enterprise IT can spin up large computing instances in just minutes, developers can also design and deploy in small time frames that were unimaginable a few years ago. The consequent move toward lean, agile, and fast development leads to the need for the development and operations sides to work very closely together. Thus, DevOps become...
SYS-CON Events announced today that Windstream, a leading provider of advanced network and cloud communications, has been named “Silver Sponsor” of SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9–11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York, NY. Windstream (Nasdaq: WIN), a FORTUNE 500 and S&P 500 company, is a leading provider of advanced network communications, including cloud computing and managed services, to businesses nationwide. The company also offers broadband, p...
SYS-CON Events announced today that AIC, a leading provider of OEM/ODM server and storage solutions, will exhibit at SYS-CON's 16th International Cloud Expo®, which will take place on June 9-11, 2015, at the Javits Center in New York City, NY. AIC is a leading provider of both standard OTS, off-the-shelf, and OEM/ODM server and storage solutions. With expert in-house design capabilities, validation, manufacturing and production, AIC's broad selection of products are highly flexible and are conf...

ARMONK, N.Y., Nov. 20, 2014 /PRNewswire/ --  IBM (NYSE: IBM) today announced that it is bringing a greater level of control, security and flexibility to cloud-based application development and delivery with a single-tenant version of Bluemix, IBM's