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CCS facility at SaskPower's Boundary Dam Power Station is back online

CCS has been offline since mid-July
Boundary Dam exterior pic
The CCS facility at the Boundary Dam Power Station is back online.

ESTEVAN - The carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at SaskPower’s Boundary Dam Power Station is back online.

SaskPower said Wednesday that the facility returned to service the previous day.

It has been offline since the middle of July, as SaskPower continued repair efforts on the compressor motor.

Boundary Dam Unit 3 has remained online throughout the CCS outage, averaging 125.76 megawatts of electricity production during the month of September.

The compressor motor failure came several days after the CCS facility came back online in July, following a scheduled shutdown. Prior to the shutdown, the CCS facility had been online at least 90 per cent of the time from February to May.

A total of 355,872 tonnes of carbon dioxide were captured at Boundary Dam in the first nine months of the year.

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