BD3 Status Update: January 2019

February 13, 2019

Employees working inside the Carbon Capture facility.

The Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) facility at Boundary Dam Power Station captured 51,346 tonnes of CO2 in January and was online 84.4 per cent of the month. The facility was offline for 77 hours due to boiler issues on Boundary Dam Unit 3 (BD3) and a maintenance repair issue at the CCS facility.

The CCS facility achieved a peak one-day capture rate of 2,580 tonnes. The average daily capture rate was lower than the previous month due to amine issues that limited the amount of CO2 that could be absorbed.
The CCS facility and BD3 are scheduled for planned maintenance starting on March 11. The outage is expected to take 60 days to allow for maintenance work to be complete.

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Infographic BD3 Update Jan 2019

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