The Alberta Carbon Grid™ (ACG) is a world-scale carbon transportation and sequestration system being designed to serve multiple customers, industries, and sectors. Once fully constructed, the ACG aims to transport and sequester more than 20 million tonnes of CO2 annually – almost 10 per cent of Alberta’s industrial emissions and has an important role to play to support Alberta’s lower-carbon economy.

About the
Project

Alberta Carbon Grid™ is designed to connect regions of large concentrations of emissions to key sequestration locations and delivery points across the province, with opportunities for further expansion.

  • ACG is a carbon capture utilization and storage (CCUS) project that aims to transport more than 20 million tonnes of CO2 annually – about 10 per cent of Alberta’s emissions from multiple customers, industries, and sectors
  • In addition to using new assets, existing infrastructure, and a newly developed carbon sequestration hub, ACG is planned to connect the province’s largest regions of industrial emissions, for example, the Fort McMurray Alberta Industrial Heartland, Edmonton-area emitters, and the Drayton Valley region, to key sequestration locations
  • As an industry-wide solution, ACG will have an impact to reduce GHG emissions and contribute positively to Alberta’s lower-carbon economy
  • ACG has a vital role to play in addressing climate change by directly contributing to Alberta’s plans to create a clean hydrogen economy, enhance petrochemical facilities, and to help achieve Canada’s enhanced climate targets
  • Based on initial studies, the ACG sequestration reservoir is expected to be capable of providing decades of safe and reliable CO2 storage capacity
  • ACG is progressing towards an advanced stage of readiness and has the potential to be operational in advance of Canada’s enhanced 2030 emissions targets

Project
Highlights

World-Scale Carbon Capacity

Open-access system design that aims to scale to more than 60,000 tonnes per day of capacity, or 20 million tonnes per year, representing approximately 10 per cent of Alberta’s industrial emissions.

Environment, Cost and Time Benefits

Utilizing existing assets, in addition to new infrastructure, should accelerate timing, reduce cumulative environmental and community impacts, and is expected to be less capital intensive.

Platform for Diversification

Longer-term creation of a new platform with a growing reach across Alberta to facilitate the production of clean hydrogen and enhance petrochemical facilities, benefiting the Alberta economy and shareholders.

Economic Development

ACG construction and operation, along with other investments in CCUS technology and infrastructure, is expected to create new high-value jobs and support economic growth across Alberta.

Safe & Reliable Operations

Combined, Pembina and TC Energy have more than 130 years of experience leading the safe and reliable operation of North American energy infrastructure that leverages the most advanced technology. Pembina and TC Energy have engaged leading experts to design, develop, engineer, construct and operate the CO2 transportation and sequestration system.

Customer-Focused Solution

With multiple inlets and outlets, ACG is being designed for customers to have flexibility in deciding delivered CO2 end-uses including industrial processes and sequestration.

Interconnectivity

A multi-sector solution with interconnectivity between multiple key hubs for expanded emissions reductions.

Sequestration

Combined, Pembina and TC Energy are experienced in sequestration, underground cavern storage, and acid gas and water disposal. ACG is expected to provide decades of CO2 sequestration.

Cost Advantaged, Transparent Commercial Framework

At the scale proposed, by using the vast infrastructure and right-of-ways in place by both companies in Alberta, and by bringing the industry together, the cost and fees on the ACG are targeted to be less than the price of carbon in Alberta, ensuring the ACG’s long-term competitive viability as a CCUS solution.

Potential for a multi-billion-dollar incremental investment by Pembina and TC Energy to be sustained by a commercial framework of long-term fee-for-service contracts, providing customers with long-term certainty.

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Benefits

Environment

Safety and Reliability

Economy

Indigenous Involvement

The
Partnership

Pembina Pipeline Corporation (Pembina) and TC Energy Corporation (TC Energy) are working together to develop an open-access carbon transportation and sequestration system. Both companies have decades of experience in safe and reliable development, construction, and operations of infrastructure solutions with, and on behalf of, customers, investors, communities and employees. 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. We are excited about the potential to create an effective and strategic solution with and for these key stakeholders.

Our
Supporters

“Carbon capture, utilization and storage will lower emissions, create jobs, and increase our competitiveness. Congratulations to Pembina and TC Energy for coming together with an integrated CO2 transportation and storage infrastructure solution to lower emissions in Alberta. This is how we get to net-zero.”

Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Canada’s Minister of Natural Resource

“Our government is committed to the development of the emerging CCUS industry in our province. Our province’s energy industry is vital to achieving Canada’s GHG reduction goals and Alberta companies are global leaders in reducing emissions. By working together to bring forward world-class solutions, innovative companies like Pembina and TC Energy are leading the way to our lower-carbon future.”

Honourable Sonya Savage, Alberta’s Minister of Energy

“Alberta is already a global leader in advancing and investing in CCUS technology with over $1.24 billion committed to-date. CCUS is one of the most promising forms of emissions-reduction technology – both in terms of cost-effectiveness and tangible environmental outcomes. On-going innovation and partnerships are critical to the success of both industry and government in reaching our economic and environmental goals.”

Honourable Jason Nixon, Alberta’s Minister of Environment

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