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Alberta Energy - Carbon Capture and Storage in Alberta – Sandra Locke - Global CCS Institute – Nov 2011 Regional Meeting


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  • 1. Carbon Capture and Storage inAlberta – Projects and Outreach November 10, 2011 Sandra Locke Executive Director, CCS Development Alberta Energy
  • 2. Alberta’s Reduction Commitments Conservation & Energy Efficiency 24Mt Carbon Capture & Storage 139Mt Greening Energy Production 37Mt Total Reductions 200Mt 200Mt • 2050 -- 200Mt reduction or 50% below projected business as usual and 14% below 2005 levels Net Emissions * Modified slightly from: Alberta’s Climate Change Strategy 2008Source: Alberta 2008 Climate Change Strategy 2
  • 3. Objectives of Alberta’s CCS Program• Demonstration at a large scale• Build confidence.• Contribute to the global effort.• Reduce Alberta’s carbon emissions.• Develop a world class regulatory framework .
  • 4. CCS Funding Program• $2 billion (CDN) announced in July 2008• Purpose is to sequester 5Mt annually from 3-5 commercial scale projects starting in 2015.• 3 of 4 agreements signed to date
  • 5. Alberta CCS Projects Edmonton Calgary
  • 6. Alberta Carbon Trunk Line• Enhance Energy, Northwest Upgrading• 1.6 Mt, EOR• Funding • $495 M – Alberta Gov’t • $63.3 M – Federal Gov’t
  • 7. Quest• Shell Canada, Chevron, Marathon• 1.2 Mt, Deep saline formation (potential for future EOR)• Funding • $745 M – Alberta Gov’t • $120 M – Federal Gov’t
  • 8. Swan Hills Synfuels• Swan Hills Synfuels• 1.3 Mt, EOR• Funding • $285 M - Alberta
  • 9. Pioneer• TransAlta, Capital Power, Enbridge• 1.0 Mt, Deep saline formations and EOR• Funding • $436 M - Alberta • $343 M - Federal
  • 10. Regulatory Framework Assessment (RFA) - Objectives• To develop a world-class regulatory framework for CCS that meets the needs of large scale CCS projects: – Review the regulatory regime in Alberta and existing CCS frameworks in other jurisdictions. – Develop recommendations to refine and guide legislation, regulations and regulatory processes.• Ensure that the regulatory process is efficient, transparent and comprehensive.
  • 11. Regulatory Framework Assessment - Scope• The RFA is looking at a number of issues relating to CCS in Alberta, including: o Closure criteria. o Methodology and rate for the Post Closure Stewardship Fund. o Clear roles and responsibilities for Alberta regulators. o How stakeholder engagement will take place.• A number of recommendations go to the Alberta Government in late-2012.
  • 12. Regulatory Framework Assessment – Organizational Structure Minister of EnergyAlberta Energy: Expert Panel RFA Section Steering Committee Working Regulatory MMV Geo/Tech Environmental Groups
  • 13. Outreach Campaign - Objectives• Increase Albertans’ knowledge about CCS and why we are pursuing this technology• Foster confidence that CCS projects are being managed in a safe and responsible way
  • 14. Outreach Campaign – Tools & Tactics
  • 15. Outreach Campaign – Tools &Tactics
  • 16.
  • 17. Consultation on the Regulatory Framework Assessment• Objectives: Dialogue • Stakeholder groups: and Educate – Municipalities• Overall Plan: – Academics – Targeted stakeholder – NGO’s groups – Surface rights groups – Community meetings – Industry associations – Web based – First Nations questionnaire – Polling
  • 18. Knowledge Transfer Objectives• Advance CCS technologies,• Bring down CCS costs, and• Support step changes in efficiencies, integration and public assurance
  • 19. Principles of Knowledge Sharing• Mandatory• Standard reporting• Standard template• Widely disseminated
  • 20. Thank you Sandra LockeExecutive Director, CCS Development Alberta Energy