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Gretchen Hund – FutureGen Industrial Alliance – FutureGen’s Stakeholder Involvement Approach


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Gretchen Hund, Stakeholder Involvement Manager, FutureGen Industrial Alliance, presented on FutureGen 2.0’s Stakeholder Involvement Approach at the Global CCS Institute's Japanese Members' Meeting …

Gretchen Hund, Stakeholder Involvement Manager, FutureGen Industrial Alliance, presented on FutureGen 2.0’s Stakeholder Involvement Approach at the Global CCS Institute's Japanese Members' Meeting held in Tokyo on 8 June 2012.

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  • 1. PNWD-SA-9852 FutureGen’s Stakeholder Involvement ApproachGlobal CCS Institute’s Japan Regional Members’ Meeting, Tokyo Gretchen Hund Stakeholder Involvement Manager June 8, 2012 1
  • 2. FutureGenOutline• Project Overview • FutureGen 1.0 • FutureGen 2.0• Stakeholder Involvement Program • Approach in 1.0 • Perceived benefits • Common CCS questions • Lessons learned • Approach in 2.0 • Community benefits • Citizens’ board• Conclusions
  • 3. FutureGen The Global Leadership Project • FutureGen is a bold technology response to climate change and energy concerns • Led by the world’s leading companies, which depend upon coal for the vitality of their business, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Energy • FutureGen will validate the cost and “FutureGen reflects performance of a coal-fueled power plant with [the Obama] near-zero emissions, with integrated pipeline Administrations commitment to rapidly developing carbon • FutureGen enables participants to gain the capture and knowledge associated and share the cost so that sequestration technology” the learnings can be transferred worldwide Secretary of Energy Chu3
  • 4. FutureGen 1.0 IGCC with 90% Capture • FutureGen 1.0 – IGCC with 90% capture – Deep saline storage – 330-MWe (gross); 240-MWe (net) • In current economic environment at >$2B, it was determined to be too expensive4
  • 5. FutureGen 2.0Oxy-Combustion w/CCS• Repower Unit 4 of Meredosia power station with coal-fueled oxy- combustion• Pipeline CO2 ~30 miles to a storage site in the Mt. Simon saline sandstone formation
  • 6. FutureGen 2.0Financially Positioned to Succeed• First-mover CCS projects face two commercial financial gaps that few projects in the world have been able to close • Capital premium (CAPEX gap) • Operating premium (OPEX gap)• The technology is exciting, but economics matter• FutureGen 2.0 is well positioned to close them both • DOE awarded $1049 million to FutureGen program participants that effectively closes the CAPEX gap • The State of Illinois’ pioneering Clean Coal Portfolio Standard legislation provides a mechanism to close the OPEX gap
  • 7. FutureGen 2.0Commercial-scale, Leading Edge• Commercial-scale • Turbine capability: 202 MWe • Current net rating: 166 MWe • Repowered gross: 168.4 MWe• CO2 capture percentage • DOE requirement: 90% • Project steady-state design basis: 98%• CO2 capture volume • DOE requirement: 1 million MMT/yr • Project steady-state design basis: 1.08 MMT/yr• Other conventional emissions at near-zero levels
  • 8. FutureGen 2.0 Project Description Pipeline Corridor8
  • 9. FutureGen 2.0Project TeamPower Generation & CO2 Capture CO2 Transport & Storage
  • 10. FutureGen 2.0 Status • Ameren-Alliance finalizing power plant purchase details • Pre-FEED Plus complete • Pore space acquired • Geologic characterization well complete • Power purchase agreement in process • Project positioned to move to FEED and final design10
  • 11. FutureGen Stakeholder Involvement ProgramOverview• Competitive process used in both stages to determine which communities might be interested• FG 1.0 – 12 sites from 7 states entered the competition; TX and IL semi-finalists; Mattoon, IL selected• FG 2.0 – 5 sites from IL competed; 1 site selected (Morgan County) with 2 alternatives
  • 12. FutureGen Stakeholder Involvement ProgramIllinois Host Communities• Rural agricultural community, 50,000 residents in Coles County (Mattoon) and 30,000 residents in Morgan County (Meredosia and Jacksonville)• Community has gone through various stages of growth, stability, and instability in both counties• Strong sense of civic pride in the community in both counties• Educational resources valued in both counties
  • 13. FutureGen Stakeholder Involvement ProgramApproach in 1.0• The Alliance collected media reports daily• Illinois for FutureGen Team met with various communities to help inform them• The Mattoon local site proponent became a conduit to stakeholders for the Alliance – organized meetings• The Alliance conducted stakeholder interviews and small focus groups with stakeholders from similar backgrounds (>100)• DOE required public hearings which were held with little opposition• Stakeholder meetings resulted in a better designed site plan for the facility – site layout and surface water management
  • 14. FutureGen Stakeholder Involvement ProgramPerceived Benefits in 1.0• Global Leader – Spotlight on Mattoon – pride factor• Innovation – Viewed as a research project – prestige factor – Lead to decrease in foreign fuel imports• Local – Spin off industry and research opportunities – Use of Illinois coal – Local and regional cooperation emerged – Brought about a new level of regional coordination
  • 15. FutureGen Stakeholder Involvement ProgramCommon CCS Questions in 1.0• Is CO2 safe to bury underground?• Is CO2 coming back up?• Is CO2 going to contaminate my water?• How are they going to keep the CO2 underground?• Will the CO2 leak back up through wells or cracks?• Could the State get agreement from landowners to inject?• How dangerous is this going to be for us?• What kind of environmental changes are we going to have?• What happens in the event of an earthquake?• Will we have a Lake Nyos-type event?
  • 16. FutureGen Stakeholder Involvement ProgramLessons Learned in 1.01. Finding competition as a motivator2. Having community pride and noting altruistic benefits3. Seeing cooperation and coordination as critical4. Understanding specific and varied audiences5. Understanding where people get information and providing accurate and consistent information6. Ensuring access to experts7. Using different engagement approaches8. Recognizing that transparency is critical9. Demonstrating community presence
  • 17. FutureGen Stakeholder Involvement ProgramApproach in 2.0 • Media reports collected daily • Focus groups initially conducted • Props used to help describe rock permeability to help stakeholders understand how rock formations can be used to store CO2 • DOE public hearings held with a prior open house • Community Corner pieces used on website and newspaper inserts used • The Alliance formed a Citizens’ Board • Characterization site tour offered
  • 18. FutureGen Stakeholder Involvement ProgramCommunity Benefits in 2.0• Installed municipal water line in vicinity adjacent to storage site area so residents not solely dependent on well water• Contributed to city center square improvement project• Provided income to community from job force relating to characterization well• Hiring supporting services and providing jobs
  • 19. FutureGen Stakeholder Involvement ProgramCitizens’ Board in 2.0• Fourteen members including: – Education leaders – Farm Bureau – Chamber of Commerce – County Board members – Local Bank – Unions – Neighbors from the proposed storage area• Two-way communication between the Board and the Alliance, interested in the community’s questions and concerns so that they can be addressed early• Board’s network used to spread the word about the project and to solicit feedback
  • 20. FutureGen Stakeholder Involvement ProgramCitizens’ Board Role in ShapingSupporting Facilities• Solicit feedback from Board on the planned visitor, research, and training facilities• Current charter envisions: • Single point of access to the power plant and storage site for visitors of all types • Supports researchers/visiting scientists/public access to project data, learnings, and participation • Supports training programs (trades, students) • Primary focus on near-zero emissions fossil energy and CCS • Open to discussing merits of a broader energy theme as coal fits within a broader clean energy future • Facilities must be environmentally and financially sustainable
  • 21. FutureGen Stakeholder Involvement ProgramCitizens’ Board Role in ShapingSupporting Facilities• Unique requirements for each facility component may mean different development/funding• Researching other sites that may have some component from which we can learn• Methodology: – Searched for successful CCS facilities that are similar (What is the global best practice for the field?) – Include facilities near Morgan County that already successfully implement functions of visitor, training, and research facilities (What works around Morgan County?)
  • 22. Visitor FacilityGeneral Activities• Tours (in person and online)• Meeting space• Educational programs (public and student)• Exhibits (static and interactive)• Volunteering opportunities• Films• Open house 22
  • 23. Training FacilityGeneral Activities• Vocational training• Business education• Certification programs 23
  • 24. Research FacilityGeneral Activities• Assure CCS system integrity• Disseminate data publicly• Serve as a test bed for CCS scientists• Provide educational opportunities to students 24
  • 25. Conclusions1. Stakeholder involvement is critically important2. Don’t assume you know what information stakeholders want to understand CCS, ask them3. Community pride and altruistic benefits important4. Cooperation and coordination needed at ALL levels5. Understand specific and varied audiences6. Understand where people get information and provide accurate and consistent information7. Ensure access to experts8. Use different engagement approaches9. Have a presence in the community10. Be transparent 25
  • 26. Summary DOE Acknowledgement DOE Acknowledgment: "This material is based upon work supported by the Department of Energy under Award Number DE-FE0001882 and Award Number DE-FE0005054 ." DOE Disclaimer: "This report was prepared as an account of work sponsored by an agency of the United States Government. Neither the United States Government nor any agency thereof, nor any of their employees, makes any warranty, express or implied, or assumes any legal liability or responsibility for the accuracy, completeness, or usefulness of any information, apparatus, product, or process disclosed, or represents that its use would not infringe privately owned rights. Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, manufacturer, or otherwise does not necessarily constitute or imply its endorsement, recommendation, or favoring by the United States Government or any agency thereof. The views and opinions of authors expressed herein do not necessarily state or reflect those of the United States Government or any agency thereof."26
  • 27. Contact info: Gretchen Hund FutureGen Alliance Stakeholder Involvement Manager 206-528-3338 case-study
  • 28. Additional Inserts – FutureGen 2.0 28
  • 29. FutureGen 2.0Morgan County Pipeline• Design Basis • Approximately 30 miles • 12” Pipe • Minimum four feet burial • Two Meter stations • Gas Chromatograph • Four Main Line Block Valves • Sender and Receiver Stations for Pigging • Three 750 hp booster pumps• Pipeline included in Environmental Impact Statement• Landowners compensated for easements 29
  • 30. FutureGen 2.0 Morgan County Storage Site • 2000 to 4000 acre plume size situated in a ~5000 acre area • 2 CO2 injection wells (4,500 ft) • 3 deep monitoring wells in the reservoir (4,500 ft wells) • 4 deep monitoring wells above the cap rock (3,500 ft wells) • 3 shallow microseismic wells (~700 ft)30
  • 31. FutureGen 2.0 Landowners are Business Partners • Created an Incentive Structure • Pore Space – Purchasing cap rock, storage formation, and part of basement • Pore Space Terms – Option – Purchase – Royalty • ~5000 Acres of Pore Space Secured – Market-based agreement31
  • 32. Pipeline and Storage SiteLiability Management Framework Millions $ Project Resources $25 to $100 Primary Project-Secured Insurance Million Protection $50 to $100 Project-Funded Trust Fund Million + Backstop State of Illinois 32