Update on SaskPower’s Boundary Dam 3 ICCS Project

  • 2019 Technical Conference Program
  • May 29, 2019
  • 10:45 am - 11:15 am

WBPC19 Abstract #21

This presentation will focus on CO2 capture in Saskatchewan.  It will include an update on SaskPower’s Boundary Dam 3 ICCS Project, the world’s first fully integrated post combustion carbon capture facility on a coal fired power plant, highlighting the performance of the facility, its improved reliability, and milestones in the operation of this ground-breaking project.  In addition, the presentation will review the highlights of the 2nd generation carbon capture feasibility study which was released as a public report by the Knowledge Centre in the fall of 2018.  This study, based on the 305 MW, single unit, Shand Power Station, indicates that learnings from the BD3 project can be applied to the next generation of CO2 capture facilities resulting in a capital costs reduction by as much as 67% on a per ton of CO2 basis while addressing many of the shortcomings of the 1st generation design.  Highlights of the 2nd generation CCS facility include reduced process changes to the power unit, reduced water usage in dealing with the increased heat rejection loads, and the convenience of operational flexibility which results in a load following, CCS equipped coal fired unit capable of integrating with increasing amounts of variable renewable energy sources.