||The Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center
The Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center will generate approximately 765 megawatts (MW) gross and 600 MW net, using best available supercritical steam, pulverized coal technology. Six hundred megawatts is enough power to meet the around-the-clock needs of approximately 600,000 homes.
The proposed Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center would capture, dehydrate, compress and deliver 85 to 90 percent of the carbon dioxide produced by combustion via pipeline to Permian Basin oil fields in West Texas for use in enhanced oil recovery and, ultimately, geologic storage from day one.
The site selected for evaluation is a 2,424-acre tract near Sweetwater in Nolan County, Texas.
Permit applications filed in 2008;
Final decision to proceed in 2010;
Construction start targeted for 2011;
Commercial operation slated for 2016.
Use of Water Resources
Tenaska will use dry cooling technology for the Trailblazer Energy Center. This technology will allow the plant to operate using, on average, one million gallons of water per day, a fraction of the 10 million gallons a day required by a similar sized plant using traditional “wet” cooling technology.
Low-sulfur, sub-bituminous coal would be delivered by rail from the Powder River Basin.
The facility would connect to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) power grid.
In May 2007, the Texas Legislature passed House Bill 3732, Advanced Clean Energy Project legislation. Tenaska intends to meet the emissions control standards contained in the legislation, thus qualifying for state incentives. Tenaska also considers it likely that federal legislation will provide significant incentives for carbon capture and sequestration at electric generating facilities.
Tenaska, Inc., an energy company based in Omaha, Nebraska, is the project developer. Tenaska develops, constructs, owns and operates non-utility electric generation and cogeneration plants. It has developed four power plants in Texas and continues to own and operate two in Rusk and Grimes counties, with one of three regional offices located in Dallas, Texas. Additional information about Tenaska is available at www.tenaska.com.
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