Thursday, February 14, 2013

SaskPower CCS Project Update

SaskPower, Saskatchewan's power utility, recently provided an update on its Boundary Dam Power Station carbon capture and storage project in an article in Saskatoon's The StarPhoenix. The Unit 3 facility at Boundary Dam is being rebuilt to generate 110 megawatts of electricity and capture one million tons of CO2 annually. SaskPower projects that the power component of the $1.24 billion project will be completed and online by the fall of 2013, with the carbon capture component ready by the first quarter of 2014. The company has agreed to sell the CO2 to Calgary-based Cenovus Energy for use in enhanced oil recovery and expects to start delivery by April 2014, according the StarPhoenix article, which added that SaskPower is also building a $60 million CO2 capture test facility at the Shand Power Station near Estevan in a partnership with Hitachi. The facility is designed to allow companies to test their carbon capture technology in an operational coal-fired plant. More

SaskPower Carbon Capture and Storage link

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