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Project could capture and store 3mn mt/yr of CO2 from gas-fired generating units

By Dale Lunan

Canadian power utility Capital Power and energy infrastructure company Enbridge said November 29 they had signed a memorandum of understanding to collaborate on carbon capture and storage (CCS) solutions in Alberta.

The two have agreed to jointly evaluate and advance a CCS hub project near Capital Power’s 1,200-MW Genesee generating complex west of Edmonton, which is in the process of being converted to run on natural gas rather than coal. Enbridge would move and store up to 3mn mt/yr of CO2 captured by Capital Power from its Genesee units as well as potentially from other area emitters.

The project remains subject to the outcome of the government of Alberta’s competitive carbon hub selection process and a final investment decision. Subject to the award of carbon sequestration rights and regulatory approvals, it could be in service as early as 2026.