Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP)

The Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP) is a “NowGen” Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) facility that will incorporate carbon capture and storage (CCS) technology in a first-of-its-kind commercial clean coal power plant. TCEP will be a 400MW power/poly-gen project that will also produce urea for the U.S. fertilizer market and capture 90 percent of its carbon dioxide (CO2) – approximately 3 million tons per year – which will be used for enhanced oil recovery (EOR) in the West Texas Permian Basin. TCEP is being developed by Seattle-based Summit Power Group, which in June 2010 launched a Front End Engineering Design Study (FEED) in conjunction with Siemens, Fluor Corporation and Selas Fluid Processing Corporation, a Linde Group subsidiary. TCEP received a $450MM award in 2010 from the U.S. Department of Energy’s Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI). TCEP received its final air quality permit from the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ) on December 28, 2010. The project will be located in Penwell, Texas, 15 miles west of Odessa; construction is scheduled to begin in the Fall of 2013.

The Texas Clean Energy project will be the first United States based power plant that combines both Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle and carbon capture and storage technologies.

Summit Power Group Celebrates Major Milestones

SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS (September 12, 2012) – At the 12th annual U.S.-China Oil & Gas Industry Forum (OGIF) in San Antonio, Texas, Summit Power Group (Summit) yesterday introduced major new project participants who will advance and help assure the financing and construction of the Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP). The news was announced at an industry luncheon attended by all of the companies involved with TCEP from the United States, Europe and Asia.  After remarks by federal, state, and local elected and appointed government officials, the event culminated with the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding by representatives of Summit, Sinopec Engineering Group and The Export-Import Bank of China (“Chexim.”)   Read More

DOE’s Charles McConnell on TCEP

U.S. Department of Energy’s Assistant Secretary Charles McConnell speaks about TCEP to San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro’s Energy Roundtable on May 15, 2012 at the University of Texas at San Antonio

On May 15, 2012, San Antonio Mayor Julian Castro convened regional energy leaders to meet with the U.S. Department of Energy’s Charles McConnell, Assistant Secretary for Fossil Energy.

In response to a question from the group, Secretary McConnell spoke of the U.S. DOE’s support for projects that feature carbon capture, utilization and storage (CCUS) in which large volumes of carbon dioxide are captured, compressed and injected into depleted oil wells to bring up millions of barrels of oil through a process called Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR). Secretary McConnell specifically references the Texas Clean Energy Project as one of U.S. DOE’s leading CCUS projects.

The Texas Clean Energy Project (TCEP) is a 400 MW Integrated Gasification Combined Cycle (IGCC) power/polygen project that will also produce urea for the U.S. fertilizer market and capture 90 percent of its carbon dioxide (CO2) – approximately 2.5 million tons per year – for Enhanced Oil Recovery (EOR) in the West Texas Permian Basin. The U.S. DOE selected TCEP for a $450 million award as part of its Clean Coal Power Initiative (CCPI) program. Construction is scheduled to begin in Fall 2012 in Penwell, Texas, just west of Odessa.

Featured On McCuistion TV

Summit Power’s Director of Texas Projects, Laura Miller, appeared on a 2/26/2012 airing of McCuistion TV entitled “Oil, Gas, and Energy Security for America”.  Watch selected clips to learn more about The Texas Clean Energy Project.

courtesy of The Foundation for Responsible Television

DOE Featured Story

On January 19th, 2012, The Department Of Energy featured the The Texas Clean Energy project on the home page of its website.

The Department of Energy is working with industry to keep the United States at the forefront of carbon capture, utilization, and storage technologies.

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