BD3 Status Update: June 2018

July 06, 2018

Employees working inside the Carbon Capture facility.

In June, the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam Power Station was available 39.8 per cent of the time. This level of availability was largely due to the severe storm that struck Boundary Dam Power Station on June 14. During the storm, multiple transmission and distribution power lines and poles went down which then tripped all four generating units at the Boundary Dam Power Station. Units 4, 5 and 6 have now been restored, but Unit 3 suffered some damage and remains offline to inspect and repair equipment. We will update to storm damage blog as more information, including an estimated time for return to service is available. View the blog here.

Prior to the storm, the CCS facility captured 21,586 tonnes of carbon dioxide in June, which represents 22.2 per cent of its maximum capacity for the month. The CCS facility remains ready and available to resume capturing once the power unit is restored.

For previous BD3 updates or more information on SaskPower’s power future, visit www.saskpower.com/blog.

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