IEEFA Webinar: ICYMI Project Tundra carbon capture report

Retrofitting aging Milton R. Young coal plant Unit 2 with CCS makes little economic sense

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:

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

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