Plains CO2 Reduction (PCOR) Partnership

SaskPower Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project



SaskPower is leading the development of the world’s first and largest integrated carbon capture and storage (CCS) project at the Boundary Dam Power Station in Estevan, Saskatchewan, Canada. The Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project is a $1.24 billion government–industry partnership between the Government of Canada, the Government of Saskatchewan, SaskPower, and private industry. The Boundary Dam Integrated Carbon Capture and Storage Demonstration Project will reduce carbon emissions by approximately one million tonnes per year. The captured CO2 will be used for enhanced oil recovery or will be stored in a deep saline formation through the Petroleum Technology Research Centre's Aquistore Project.

This leading-edge project, which is expected to become operational in 2014, will determine the technical, economic, and environmental performance of CCS technology.

Project Benefits
  • A pathway toward economically and environmentally sustainable power generation.
  • One million tonnes/year of greenhouse gas emission reductions from an existing power station.
  • A domestic, integrated, commercial-scale carbon capture utilization and storage project – the first and largest of its kind in the world.
  • A means to keep coal in the electricity supply mix, thus utilizing an existing supply of reliable, low-cost fuel.
  • The reuse of existing fuel supplies and structures within the footprint of an operating industrial site.
  • A demonstration project for the development of sound regulation and policies.