Policy status:In Force
Date Effective:2014
Policy Type:Economic Instruments>Direct investment>Infrastructure investments, Economic Instruments>Direct investment>RD&D funding
Policy Target:Resilience / Adaptation, Commercial services/Tertiary, Carbon Capture Storage>Energy Production
Agency:Government of Saskatchewan

Saskatchewan has implemented the approximately $1.47 billion, 120 megawatt carbon capture and storage project at the Boundary Dam coal-fired power plant, which includes $240 million from the federal government.

The Boundary Dam facility began commercial operation in October 2014 and is able to capture up to 1MT of CO2 per year or 90% of the unit’s GHG emissions. These emission reductions are not listed to avoid double counting since the Boundary Dam emission reductions are listed by the federal government.

Combined with over $40 million of additional federal support for CCS projects in Saskatchewan, Saskatchewan has invested upwards of $17 million in other capture and storage projects, and projects that reduce flaring. Together with industry and government partners, it has several capture and storage projects underway, including the Aquistore project and the SaskPower Carbon Capture Test Facility.

The Weyburn-Midale project is the largest capture and storage demonstration site in the world. Saskatchewan is continuing to fund research related to the Weyburn reservoir through the Saskatchewan CO2 Oilfield Use for Storage and EOR Research Project. Saskatchewan has been injecting carbon dioxide into the subsurface since 1984.

Last modified: Thu, 21 Jan 2016 12:25:21 CET