Capital Power Corporation is an independent power generation company based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. Capital Power develops, acquires, and operates 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. The company history dates back to Edmonton Electric Lighting and Power Company formed in 1891. Previously named Edmonton Power, then EPCOR Generation (a division of EPCOR Utilities), Capital Power Corporation was created through issuance of a 25% IPO by EPCOR Utilities in 2009 and has assets in Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario and the United States. The decision to split EPCOR Utilities into two separate companies (one publicly owned by the sole shareholder, City of Edmonton) was made at a special meeting of Edmonton City Council held on April 17, 2009.