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October 9, 2020 (IEEFA U.S.) ‒ In case you missed it (ICYMI), Director of Resource Planning Analysis, David Schlissel and analyst/editor Dennis Wamsted presented webinars October 6 and 7 on IEEFA’s report Project Tundra: A Step In the Wrong Direction.

Map of Coal Creek and Milton R. Young power plantsCarbon Capture and Storage (CCS) is often promoted as a technology that brings benefits to business, local communities and the environment. IEEFA’s analysis of Project Tundra, however, finds significant risks and uncertainties that undermine the proposal’s economic viability and could lead to higher costs for the ratepayers of the cooperatives that buy power from Minnkota.

The webinar explored the economic pitfalls of retrofitting the aging Milton R. Young coal plant Unit 2 with carbon capture. Even with federal 45Q tax credits, the analysts noted, Minnkota co-op members could wind up facing onerous costs, making the project economically unsound.

The Webinar is archived here: https://youtu.be/zBAYKyEBRXM

View the PowerPoint: https://ieefa.org/wp-content/uploads/2020/10/Project-Tundra-Presentation-October-6-and-7-2020.pptx

Read the Report: Project Tundra: A Step in the Wrong Direction

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Vivienne Heston (vheston@ieefa.org) +1 (914) 439-8921

About IEEFA
The Institute for Energy Economics and Financial Analysis (IEEFA) examines issues related to energy markets, trends and policies. The Institute’s mission is to accelerate the transition to a diverse, sustainable and profitable energy economy.

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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Dennis Wamsted

At IEEFA, Dennis Wamsted focuses on the ongoing transition away from fossil fuels to green generation resources, focusing particularly on the electric power sector.

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