Operations at the CCS project near Estevan, Sask., started in October 2014.
“(Unit 3 at the Boundary Dam) continues to provide electricity to more than 100,000 of our customers,” SaskPower president and CEO Mike Marsh said in a press release.
“What’s more, it’s doing so with coal, and in a way that makes it one of the cleanest-burning fossil fuel units on Earth.’’
The carbon dioxide captured at the coal-fired power station is equivalent to greenhouse gas emissions from 500,000 vehicles, according to the Crown corporation.
SaskPower said CCS – as well as a target of 50 per cent renewable power – is part of the company’s long-term strategy to reduce its emissions by 40 per cent from 2005 levels by 2030.