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SaskPower CCS Facility Captured 616,000 tons in 2019 (Ind. Report)
SakPower
Date: 2020-01-10
On the Canadian Prairies, SaskPower reports its carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at its Boundary Dam Power Station captured 57,590 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) in the month of December, for a total of 616,119 tonnes captured in 2019. The facility's average daily capture rate in December was 2,504 tonnes with a peak one-day capture rate of 2,863 tonnes. The facility was online 72 pct of the time, compared with an average of 70 pct for the previous 12 months.

Since first coming online in October 2014, the Boundary Dam CCS unit has captured 3,081,452 tonnes of CO2. (Source: Saskpower, Estevan Mercury, 9 Jan., 2020) Contact: SaskPower, Mike Marsh, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

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SaskPower, First Nations Plan Woody Biomass Plant (Ind. Report)
Saskpower
Date: 2019-10-30
On the Canadian prairies, Discover Moose Jaw is reporting SaskPower and the Meadow Lake Tribal Council have signed a PPA for up to 8 MW of biomass power from the Flying Dust First Nations-owned Meadow Lake Tribal Council Bioenergy Centre. The Center will generate power from locally sourced forest residues, woody biomass and sawmill residuals.

The plant is expected to generate sufficient electricity to power more than 5,000 homes and to decrease greenhouse gas emissions by more than one million tonnes over 25 years. A plant construction and startup date has not been set. begin. (Source: DiscoverMooseJaw.com, 27 Oct., 2019) Contact: Meadow Lake Tribal Council, www.mltc.net; SaskPower, Mike Marsh, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

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Cdn., Japanese Emissions Reduction, CCS MoU Inked (Ind. Report)
International CCS Knowledge Centre
Date: 2019-10-09
Tokyo-based Japan CCS Co., Ltd. and the Regina, Saskatchewan-headquartered International CCS Knowledge Centre are reporting a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) outlining plans to collaborate on accelerating the use and understanding of carbon capture utilization and storage (CCS/CCUS).

Japan CCS Co., Ltd. is conducting the Tomakomai CCS Demonstration Project to demonstrate the viability of full-chain CCS in Japan. The International CCS Knowledge Centre will share the experience and lessons-learned from the construction, operation and maintenance of SaskPower's Boundary Dam 3 CCS Facility - the world's first commercial scale, post-combustion CCS facility on a coal-fired power plant.

The International CCS Knowledge Centre was established by BHP and SaskPower with a mandate to advance the global understanding and deployment of large-scale CCS to reduce global GHG emissions. (Source: Japan CCS, International CCS Knowledge Centre, PR, 8 Oct., 2019) Contact: International CCS Knowledge Centre , Mike Monea, President & CEO, www.ccsknowledge.com; Japan CCS Co., Ltd., www.japanccs.com/en

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SaskPower's Boundry Dam CCS Unit Reports Strong July (Ind. Report)
Boundary Dam,SaskPower
Date: 2019-08-23
On the Canadian Prairies, SaskPower and the Estvan Mercury are reporting the carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at SaskPower's Boundary Dam Power Station captured 80,530 tonnes of CO2 in July -- an average of 2,598 tpd with a peak one-day capture rate of 2,871 tonnes.

The 80,530 tonnes of CO2 captured in July marked about 80 pct capacity for CO2 for the second consecutive month. The 12-month average for tonnes of CO2 captured was 51,297 tonnes, or about 51 pct.

Since start-up in October 2014, the facility has captured over 2.8 million tonnes of CO2. (Source: SaskPower, Estevan Mercury, 21 Aug., 2019) Contact: SaskPower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

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SaskPower Boundry Dam CCS Facility at High Capacity (Ind. Report)
SaskPower
Date: 2019-07-17
On the Canadian prairies, SaskPower reports its Boundary Dam Power Station carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility captured 81,417 tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) this past June. The facility was online 99.4 pct of the month, as opposed to the previous 12 months when it was online only 40.7 pct of the time.

The facility's volume of CO2 captured last month meant the facility was operating at 84 pct capacity, compared to the 12-month average of about 44.6 pct. Since its October 2014 opening, the facility has captured a total of 2,725,661 tonnes of CO2, according to SaskPower. (Source: SaskPower, Estevan Mercury, 16 July, 2019) Contact: SaskPower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

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Saskpower's Western Lily Windfarm Now Online (Ind. Report)
SaskPower,Gaia Power
Date: 2019-01-23
In its ongoing efforts to reducing greenhouse gas emissions from 2005 levels by 40 percent by 2030, On the Canadian priries, Regina-based utility SaskPower is reporting its Western Lily Windfarm is now online. The windfarm, located near Grenfell, is delivering up to 20 mw of power to the provincial power grid.

The 10-turbine windfarm is operated by Gaia Power and will generate sufficient electric power for 8,000 homes in the Wolseley and Grenfell regions. (Source: Saskpower, CKRM, 21 Jan., 2019)Contact: Saskpower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

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Shell Cansolv Quits SaskPower Carbon Capture Facility (Ind Report)
Saskpower, Shell Cansolv
Date: 2019-01-14
Following up on our August 7, 2018 coverage, in Estevan, Saskatchewan, SaskPower is reporting Shell Cansolv has wrapped up its work at the carbon capture test facility in the Shand Power Station. Shell Cansolv, which had been working with SaskPower to test new improvements on the Cansolv technology at the test facility,noted it will be available to consult with SaskPower and support their products in use at the CCS plant.

SaskPower reports it is not currently soliciting new tenants to replace Shell Cansolv for the test facility, but would welcome offers regarding the use of the facility. (Source: Saskpower, Estevan Mercury, Jan., 2019)Contact: Saskpower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com; Shell Cansolv, www.shell.com/business-customers/global-solutions/gas-processing-licensing/licensed-technologies/shell-cansolv-gas-absorption-solutions.html

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Potentia to Construct SaskPower Wind Project (Ind. Report)
Potentia Renewables Inc.
Date: 2018-10-22
On the Canadian prairies, the Regina-headquartered government-owned utility SaskPower reports the selection of Toronto-based Potentia Renewables Inc. for the construction of a 200 MW wind farm just south of Assiniboia, Sask. When fully operational, the 60 wind turbine project will generate sufficient electric power for approximately 90,000 homes.

The Potentia Golden South Wind Energy Facility, which is slated for commissioning and startup in 2021, will increase the province's wind power capacity to 600 MW. (Source: SaskPower, Global News, Oct., 2018) Contact: Potentia Renewables Inc., Jeff Jenner, CEO, (416) 703-1911, www.potentiarenewables.com; Saskpower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

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SaskPower Touts Power Generation Partner Program (Ind. Report)
SaskPower
Date: 2018-10-08
On the Canadian prairies, the Regina-headquartered government-owned utility SaskPower is reporting the launch of its new Power Generation Partner Program that will enable customers to develop power generation projects to sell electricity to the utility to provide additional sources of power and help reduce the province's emissions. The program will also offer industrial and resource sectors another way to reduce their environmental footprint as well as help SaskPower achieve its goal of reducing greenhouse gas emissions by 40 pct by 2030 by adding up to 105 megawatts of renewable and carbon-neutral electrical generation.

The 2-year program will accept up to 10 MW of renewable generation and 25 MW of carbon neutral non-renewable generation from program participants. (Source: SaskPower, PR, 6 Oct., 2018)Contact: Saskpower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

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SaskPower's Boundary Dam CCS Coming to an End (Ind. Report)
SaskPower
Date: 2018-07-11
Furher to our March 16th coverage, on the Canadian prairies, Regina-headquartered Crown-owned utility SaskPower is reporting no further retrofits will be made to the carbon capture and storage (CCS) facility at the coal-fired Boundary Dam power plant near Estevan. The CCS units, which received $1.5 billion in start-up funding, are reaching their federally mandated 2024 phase out and no longer receive Canadian federal funding.

The facility, which opened 8 month behind schedule in October 2014, was designed to cut CO2 emissions by 1 million tpy but removed only 400,000 tonnes to date in 2015. The delays cost SaskPower approximately $80 million in "construction deficiencies" and non-performance penalties. Saskatchewan has committed to a 40 pct carbon emissions reduction in electrical power generation. (Source: SaskPower, CJME, Canadian Press, July, 2018) Contact: Saskpower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

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SaskPower Adding 10-MW Utility-Scale Solar Project (Ind. Report)
SaskPower, Saturn Power
Date: 2018-06-25
Baden, Ontario based Saturn Power Inc. reports it has inked a 20-year agreement with SaskPower to build and maintain the first utility-scale solar power plant near Swift Current in the Canadian province of Saskatchewan. The facility is expected to be operational as early as the end of 2019.

The project is estimated to provide 10 MW of power, enough to power roughly 2,000 homes. SaskPower reportedly aims to have 60 MW of solar generation online by 2021. (Source: Saturn Energy, SaskPower, pvbuzz, 21 June, 2018) Contact: SaskPower, Doug Opseth, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com; Saturn Power, (519) 804-9163, www.saturnpower.com

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Boundary Dam Surpasses 2Mn tonnes of Captured CO2 (Ind. Report)
SaskPower
Date: 2018-03-16
On the Canadian Prairies, Saskatchewan Power (SaskPower) reports the carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at its coal-fired Boundary Dam Power Station has now captured more than two million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) from entering the atmosphere.

The Boundary Dam CCS project is one of the initiatives the Crown corporation is pursuing to meet the province's power needs. CCS is part of SaskPower's long-term strategy to meet environmental regulations and reduce the company's carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions by 40 pct from 2005 levels, by 2030.

The facility, which opened 8 month behind schedule in October 2014, was designed to cut CO2 emissions by 1 million tpy. The delays cost SaskPower approximately $80 million in "construction deficiencies" and non-performance penalties. (Source: Saskpower, Estevan Mercury, 12 Mar., 2018) Contact: Saskpower, Mike Marsh, Pres., CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

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Shell Cansolv New Boundary Dam CCS Facility Tenant (Ind. Report)
SaskPower,Shell Cansolv,CCS,Boundary Dam
Date: 2018-01-19
On the Canadian prairies, SaskPower is reporting Shell Cansolv would be moving into the Boundary Dam Power Station carbon capture and storage (CCS) test facility this year. The Boundary Dam Power stations's first client, Mitsubishi-Hitachi, completed its testing and left in March 2017 when its contract expired.

The Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Project in Estevan, Saskatchewan, is the world's first and largest project of its kind. The $1.24 billion government- industry partnership between the Government of Canada, Government of Saskatchewan, SaskPower and private industry will see the full integration of a rebuilt coal-fired generation unit with carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology into the operation of a commercial power station, resulting in low-emission electricity and CO2 for enhanced oil recovery operations or storage in deep saline aquifers. (Source: SaskPower, Estevan Mercury, 18 Jan., 2018) Contact: Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems, (306) 242-9222, www.psca.mhps.com; SaskPower, Mike Monea, Pres., CCS Initiatives, Robt. Watson, CEO, Howard Matthews, VP Power Production, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com; Shell Cansolv, www.shell.com/business-customers/global-solutions/gas-processing-licensing/licensed-technologies/shell-cansolv-gas-absorption-solutions.html; Boundary Dam CCS, www.saskpower.com/wp-content/uploads/clean_coal_information_sheet.pdf

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SaskPower Seeking Solar Power Project Partners (Ind. Report)
Saskpower
Date: 2017-04-28
In Regina, the Saskatchewan utility SaskPower is aiming to produce enough solar energy to power 10,000-12,000 homes in the prairie province.

The utility plans to have the first 10 megawatt utility-scale project online in 2018 and, to that end, is seeking industry partners as well as partnering with the First Nations Power Authority (FNPA) for two, 10-MW solar projects to serve First Nations communities. SaskPower is also looking for other community groups, like co-operatives that may be interested in partnering on similar renewable energy projects.

The solar projects are part of the provincial government's plan to generate 50 pct of the province's power from renewables by 2030. (Source: Saskpower, Global News, Others, 26 April, 2017) Contact: Saskpower, Howard Matthews, VP Power Production, Guy Bruce, VP Planning, Environment & Sustainable Development, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com

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Saskpower, Regina Commission Landfill Gas-to-Power Plant (Ind. Report)
Saskpower,City of Regina
Date: 2017-03-15
On the Canadian prairies, the City of Regina, in partnership with SaskPower, is reporting the unveiling of its Landfill Gas to Energy Project. The facility collects and uses methane gas to generate 1 MW of power which is sold to SaskPower's provincial electrical grid.

The $5 million facility is expected to generate approximately $1 million per year for the city coffers and slash the city's greenhouse gas emissions by about 30,000 tpy -- equivalent of removing 8,000 cars off the road. SaskPower has set a goal of 50 pct renewable electricity generation by 2030. (Source: City of Regina, CBC News Saskatchewan, Mar., 2017) Contact: Saskpower, Howard Matthews, VP Power Production, Mike Marsh, CEO, (306) 566-2121, www.saskpower.com; City of Regina, www.regina.ca

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