“The government boasted at last week’s Boundary Dam symposium that the project will be up and running this fall and completed by next April, on time and on budget.”
Sask., Alta. to lead push for carbon capture; Energy, environment take centre stage at premiers meeting
Wood, James. Star – Phoenix [Saskatoon, Sask] 31 May 2008: A.6.
“The prospect of capturing and storing CO2 to allow for low-emission coal-fired electricity plants and oilsands developments is an alluring one. But much of the technology is yet unproven, the costs involved are massive and there must be a use for the captured carbon such as enhanced oil recovery.”
“(CEO Robert) Watson says SaskPower will be ready to start shipping CO2 to Cenovus by April 1, 2014.”
Here’s the story trotted out in Feb. to excuse the lateness of the project.
The facility was supposed to start storing carbon emitted from the power plant in April, but SaskPower said last month that it will be delayed. The Crown corporation said there have been some unexpected findings on the power plant side. The plant is being rebuilt and the utility says there have been some design changes and retrofitting delays.
It preferred not to give a new date for the startup, but Wall said he expects that will happen in June.
“The new technology is on time and on budget and it works. It’s the old generating facility (that’s delayed), because it has to generate coal power in the first place, the old generating facility we found asbestos,” he said.
“Our story is solid … any delays in the project are on the old technology, not the new carbon capture unit.”