CCS facility online for 84 per cent of October

SaskPower has released the October report for the carbon capture and storage facility at the Boundary Dam Power Station.

The facility captured 70,534 tonnes of carbon dioxide in October, or about 70 per cent of its capacity, and was online 84 per cent of the month. It was offline for four days because of a boiler issue at the Boundary Dam Power Station.

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It was the second straight month that the facility was online for 84 per cent of the time. The average for the previous 12 months was 63.2 per cent.

It generated approximately 105 megawatts of power, which was better than the 12-month average of 93.2 megawatts.

The CCS facility achieved a one-day peak capture rate of 2,798 tonnes and a daily average of around 2,300 tonnes.

A total of 477,944 tonnes of CO2 have been captured this year, and more than 2.3 million tonnes have been captured since it went online in October 2014.


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