Unit 3 is still offline

Unit 3 at the Boundary Dam Power Station is remains offline.

The unit was knocked out of service by the severe thunderstorm that struck the Estevan area on June 14.

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In an email to the Mercury, spokesperson Jonathan Tremblay said repairs continue on various turbine pieces at specialized labs in Canada and the U.S.

“It’s high-precision work and takes some time but things are going well and we should have everything back in service at the end of August, maybe (the) beginning of September,” said Tremblay in the email.

Unit 3 is the one connected to the power station’s carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility, so when Unit 3 is offline, it means that the CCS facility is going to be offline. The CCS facility remains ready and available to resume capturing once the power unit is restored.

Units 4, 5 and 6 also sustained damage during the storm, but the damage was less severe than Unit 3, and those units resumed operation in the days after the storm. 

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