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CCS facility at Boundary Dam captured 30,375 tonnes of CO2 in October after coming back online

Facility peaked at 3,035 tonnes of CO2 captured
Boundary Dam pic
CCS facility at Boundary Dam has been offline since July.

ESTEVAN - During the month of October, the carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Power Station captured 30,375 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2).

The facility came back online in the middle of the month following a compressor motor repair at the CCS site.

According to information released by SaskPower earlier this month, the average daily capture when CCS was online was 2,738 tonnes per day, with a peak one-day capture of 3,035 tonnes. CCS ran for 11 days before a cooler leak forced the compressor back offline for the remainder of the month.

SaskPower says the leak has since been repaired and CCS is operating normally again.

Unit 3 was online for 35 per cent of the month, lower than the previous 12-month average of 59.4 per cent.

And Unit 3, which remained online despite the outages at the CCS facility, produced an average of 109.6 megawatts of power.

Since the CCS facility came online in October 2014, it has captured nearly 4.2 million tonnes of CO2, including 386,246 in the first 10 months of this year.