BD3 Status Update: September 2017
October 12, 2017
The Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam Power Station resumed commercial operations on September 2. Since that time, the CCS facility has been operating continually with an availability of 94 per cent for the month of September. In that time, the facility captured 71,878 tonnes of carbon dioxide for a total of 1,668,878 tonnes since inception.
During September, the process was being prepared for reliability and performance testing. The upgrades made to the facility during the previously communicated planned outage were checked, tuned and verified, with the plant reaching a maximum daily production output of 3,080 tonnes per day.
Due to the length of the planned outage, Aquistore, the deep well injection facility, will require conditioning before maximum injection rates of carbon dioxide can be achieved. Having Aquistore accept high injection rates will be a requirement for the CCS plant to achieve maximum production. This process takes time to achieve and will continue into early October.
Optimization of the plant’s performance will continue into October until the plant can be tuned to maximize performance.
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