American Electric Power and SemGreen L.P., a subsidiary of SemGroup L.P., have signed a memorandum of understanding regarding the delivery and use of carbon dioxide captured by a planned commercial-scale carbon capture system on AEP subsidiary Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s Northeastern coal-fired power plant.
In March, AEP announced its intent to pursue the first commercial-scale use of technologies to significantly reduce carbon dioxide (CO2) emissions from existing coal-fired power plants.
In the memorandum of understanding, AEP and SemGreen have agreed that CO2 captured at Public Service Company of Oklahoma’s Northeastern Station will be transported to SemGreen through pipeline and technology provided by SemGreen.
The CO2 would then be used or sold by SemGreen for enhanced oil recovery.
SemGreen is SemGroup’s business unit dedicated to emerging technology and opportunities that create sustainable energy alternatives, enhance energy resources and mitigate damage to the environment.
Under this MOU, AEP and SemGreen have begun the necessary engineering and design for the system
In its March announcement, AEP said it would pursue the first commercial use of carbon capture technologies on existing coal-fired power plants, with installation of a commercial-scale system planned for one of the 450-megawatt coal-fired units at Northeastern Station in Oologah, Okla., after the completion of a large-scale product validation on an AEP plant in West Virginia.