Genesee coal mine

From Global Energy Monitor

Genesee Mine is a surface coal mine, operated by Westmoreland Mining, producing 5 million tonnes per annum, near Warburg, Alberta, Canada.[1]

The mine provides power to the Genesee Generating Station.


The satellite photo below shows the exact mine site near Warburg, Alberta, Canada.

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According to Westmoreland's website:

The mine operates two active pits and supplies sub-bituminous coal to the three units at the Genesee Generating Station which are owned by Capital Power and TransAlta Utilities and operated by Capital Power. The mine has been supplying coal to the station since 1988 and is the newest mine in the division.

Project Details

  • Owner: Westmoreland Mining[1]
  • Parent company:
  • Location: Warburg, Alberta, Canada[1]
  • GPS coordinates: 53.314555, -114.286386(exact)
  • Mine status: Operating[1]
  • Start year: 1988
  • Production: 5 million tonnes[1]
  • Mineable reserves:
  • Coal type: Thermal, subbituminous [1]
  • Mine size: 7,378 Ha[1]
  • Mine type: Surface [1]
  • Equipment: 2 Draglines (1 – M8750; 1 – M8200), 1 P&H 4100 Shovel [1]
  • Number of employees:369[1]

Articles and resources


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 1.7 1.8 1.9 Westmoreland Mining, Genesee Mine, Company Website, accessed August 2020

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