Supported by a thermal power generating utility, Enbridge Inc. has launched the fifth proposal for an Alberta carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub to satisfy Canadian climate change policy that demands net-zero emissions by 2050.


Enbridge recently announced a cooperation agreement for a CCS cleanup of Capital Power Corp.’s 1,200 MW Genesee site southwest of Edmonton. The site was built as a coal-fired plant but is undergoing a fuel conversion to natural gas.

The Genesee CCS project would sequester up to 3 million tons/year of greenhouse gases. It also would serve as the commercial anchor for a proposed cpen access Wabamun Carbon Hub, named after the lake ringed by thermal power plants west of Edmonton. The project could be in service by 2026.

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