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Thermal Power with CCS - Final Project Report

Citation SNC-Lavalin UK Limited Thermal Power with CCS - Final Project Report, ETI, 2017. https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000897.
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Author(s) SNC-Lavalin UK Limited
Project partner(s) SNC-Lavalin, AECOM, University of Sheffield
Publisher ETI
DOI https://doi.org/10.5286/UKERC.EDC.000897
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Abstract This report provides an overview of the Thermal Power with CCS – Generic Business Case Project, summarising the three major reports (Site Selection Report, Plant Performance and Capital Cost Estimating, and Plant Operating Cost Modelling). The purpose of this project was to compare the feasibility and costs of a single design of large gas fired power plant fitted with CCS, at a range of sizes (modules of 1x 600 MWe to 5x 600 MWe), in five separate UK regions. For each region an optimal site was selected to establish the costs and feasibility of the chosen plant design. A set of common values, limitations and selection criteria were applied in the site selection process including:
  • Approach to risk – for investability, a lower risk approach was taken.
  • Approach to public safety – this affected CO2 pipeline routings for example.
  • Scale (upto 2-3 GWe), to be comparable with nuclear scales of operation. This impacted, for example, CO2 store selection decisions while some sites were unable to host the largest scales of operation tested by the project.
  • Ability to gain consents such as planning permission.
  • Public acceptance – this impacted, for example, site locations near areas of high population in particular since the plant size is extremely large; and CO2 pipeline routing choices.
Through this approach, the project was designed to enable regional comparisons for the type of plant selected and incorporating the design criteria/values applied commonly across each of the regions. Hence, the reader will see in the report direct comparisons between regions – these statements relate specifically to the findings from the cases shown and the design criteria considered. It is possible that other plant types and other design criteria considered by different organisations may lead to different, and also valid, conclusions.

References to “Scotland” in the report should be read as “Scotland (Grangemouth)”. Northern Scotland projects may potentially benefit from eased infrastructure requirements and so deliver different outcomes.
Associated Project(s) ETI-CC1025: Thermal Power with CCS
Associated Dataset(s)

Thermal Power with CCS - OPEX Spreadsheet - NE England

Thermal Power with CCS - CAPEX Spreadsheet - Teeside

Thermal Power with CCS - Frontier Investment Support Cost Tool

Thermal Power with CCS - Frontier Whole Electricity System Cost Tool

Associated Publication(s)

Abated Gas Power - The Critical Contribution of CCS to the Future Power System

An ETI Perspective - An argument for CCS in the UK

Is CCS dead and if not how do we resuscitate it?

Thermal Power with CCS - A framework for assessing the value for money of electricity technologies

Thermal Power with CCS - Classification of Cost Estimate in Context of Global CCS White Paper “Toward a Common Method of Cost Estimation for CO2 Capture and Storage at Fossil Fuel Power Plants”

Thermal Power with CCS - D4.1 Plant Performance and Capital Cost Estimating

Thermal Power with CCS - D5.1 Plant Operating Cost Modelling

Thermal Power with CCS - Design Optimisations Technical Note

Thermal Power with CCS - Request for Proposals Thermal Power with CCS

Thermal Power with CCS - Technical Note: District Heat Networks

Thermal Power with CCS - Template Plant Specification