The Alberta Carbon GridTM (ACG) is a carbon transportation system reaching the province’s largest sources of industrial emissions.
Designed to be an open-access system, the ACG will serve as the backbone of Alberta’s emerging carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) industry, connecting the Fort McMurray region, the Alberta Industrial Heartland, and the Drayton Valley region to key sequestration locations and delivery points across the province, and serving multiple industries. When fully constructed, the system will have the potential capability to transport and store up to 20 million tonnes of carbon dioxide (CO2) annually, which would be equivalent to removing 7.5 million cars off the road each year.
In addition to using new assets, by leveraging existing infrastructure and a newly developed sequestration hub, the ACG represents the infrastructure platform needed for Alberta-based industries to effectively manage their emissions and contribute positively to Alberta’s lower-carbon economy, creating sustainable long-term value for TC Energy and Pembina stakeholders.
The Alberta Government has confirmed that the Alberta Carbon Grid (ACG), and our proposal to build and operate a carbon storage hub and gathering lines in Alberta’s industrial heartland, has been invited to move forward into the next stage of the province’s carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) process.
We are excited about the opportunity to work alongside the Government of Alberta, collaborate with our industry peers, and connect with Indigenous communities and key stakeholders to advance this important work. The project is part of a multi-year effort to help meet federal emissions targets and benefit the Alberta economy.
The ACG is part of Pembina’s and TC Energy’s ongoing commitment to energy diversification, industry collaboration, and a lower-carbon future that benefits the environment and the Alberta economy. CCUS is an essential step in decarbonization and reducing GHG emissions to help meet Canada’s climate goals.
Learn more at albertacarbongrid.ca.
Executive Vice-President, Strategy and Corporate Development and Group Executive, Canadian Natural Gas Pipelines and Liquids Pipelines at TC Energy
Senior Vice-President, Marketing and New Ventures & Corporate Development Officer at Pembina
Once fully constructed, the ACG will have the potential capability of transporting up to 20 million tonnes of CO2 annually from multiple customers, sectors and industries – almost 10 percent of Alberta’s industrial emissions – contributing toward Canada’s enhanced climate targets. Based on initial studies, the ACG sequestration reservoir will be capable of providing decades of CO2 storage capacity.
Pembina Pipeline Corporation
Jointly develop a world-scale carbon transportation and sequestration system. Read the June 17, 2021 news release.
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