At the Lab, we're always up to something. Here some of what we have in the works in the coming months:
Houston, Texas | September 22, 2017
State commissioners and staff are welcome to join NARUC on a site visit to the Petra Nova carbon capture for enhanced oil recovery (CO2-EOR) project at the W.A. Parish Plant in Thompsons, Texas, southwest of Houston. Petra Nova is the world's largest post-combustion carbon capture facility and the leading example of carbon capture technology in the U.S. The project captures over 5,000 tons of carbon dioxide per day from a 240-MW coal unit and transports the gas via pipeline to an oilfield, where it is pumped underground for enhanced oil recovery and permanent sequestration. Commissioners and staff will travel to Houston on September 21 and will spend September 22 touring the facility and hearing presentations from NRG project staff before returning home.
Travel assistance is available on a first-come, first-served basis thanks to a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy. Contact Kiera Zitelman for more information or to confirm your place on the trip.