BD3 Status Update: January 2017
February 03, 2017
The CCS facility at Boundary Dam Power Station performed well in January, successfully capturing just over 63,000 tonnes of carbon dioxide. Since start-up, the CCS facility has captured and prevented over 1.3 million tonnes of carbon dioxide from going into the atmosphere. The facility was in operation 88 per cent of the month, and went offline at the end of January for maintenance.
Maintenance of the facility began on January 28 and will continue into February for approximately two weeks. This work is in preparation for a longer, planned maintenance, of 4-5 weeks, scheduled to begin in June. Maintenance work for the year will focus on increasing operation efficiencies and processes.
SaskPower is committed to a greener power grid, reducing our greenhouse gas emissions by up to 40% and CCS is one way we are doing it. In 2017, we will continue our focus on operating the facility in the most cost-effective and efficient way. The CCS project will provide us with valuable information to make important decisions in the coming years on our other seven coal units.