Decision

Carbon Capture Readiness – CO2 storage site: Morecambe South Field, Irish Sea

Areas identified for potential usage in CCR reports.

Documents

Trafford Power: Secretary of State decision letter

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Abernedd Power: Secretary of State decision letter

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South Hook: Secretary of State decision letter

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Details

Field name: Morecambe South Field, Irish Sea

Estimated total CO2 storage capacity (tonnes): 736,080,000

Potential capacity identified in CCR reports (tonnes):

  1. 73,557,775
  2. 84,000,000
  3. 29,000,000

Potential user:

  1. Trafford Power
  2. Abernedd Power
  3. South Hook

“Remaining” CO2 storage capacity (tonnes): 549,522,225

An applicant’s choice of storage area at the CCR stage is not binding. It therefore follows that an applicant’s choice of storage area at the CCR stage does not confer priority on that applicant for use of that storage area when CCS is deployed on their power station. Operators will be required to obtain a permit from BEIS and a lease from the Crown Estate in order to store CO2 offshore when CCS is operational.

Published 19 November 2014