BD3 Status Update: February 2018

March 12, 2018

Employees working inside the Carbon Capture facility.

In February, the Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam Power Station was available 100 per cent of the time. It captured 70,679 tonnes of carbon dioxide which represents 78 per cent of its maximum capacity, and required no maintenance outages throughout the month.

The CCS facility continued to benefit from upgrades that were installed during the planned outage in summer 2017. Since it came back online following that planned outage, the facility has continued to operate continuously with sustained production through to the end of February. The availability of the facility since the planned outage is 85 per cent – or 99 per cent if you exclude days when the CCS facility was offline because the BD3 power plant was unavailable.

Work to improve amine degradation and overall reliability continued in February.

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