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Carbon capture project for San Juan NM coal plant is financially unviable: Webinar

February 07, 2020

Key Takeaways:

Touted as world’s largest power plant CCS facility

Feasibility is questionable and assumptions ambitious

On Wednesday, February 12 at 1:00 p.m. EST, IEEFA’s Director of Resource Planning Analysis, David Schlissel, will present a webinar coinciding with the release of the IEEFA report:

Enchant’s Proposed Carbon Capture Project at the San Juan Generating Station: False Promises and Major Risk

Carbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is often promoted by proponents as a technology that brings benefits to ratepayers, local communities and the environment. But after extensive research, IEEFA has found that claims about the advantages of adding carbon capture to the San Juan coal plant are based on little more than a series of extremely unlikely assumptions that would impose major risks on plant owners and the local community, burn through investors’ cash and provide little to no benefit to anyone other than the promoters. 

Learn more about the economic pitfalls of CCS, in general, and the San Juan proposal, specifically.


To join from your computer, tablet or smartphone:


You can also dial in using your phone.

United States: +1 (571) 317-3117

Access Code: 972-767-925

For more information, contact: Vivienne Heston ([email protected]) +1 (914) 439-8921 

David Schlissel

David Schlissel is IEEFA’s Director of Resource Planning Analysis. His work focuses primarily on the technical and economic viability of resources being used or being proposed for use in the electric power sector.

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