AEP-PSO To Reduce Carbon Dioxide Emissions

Friday, March 16th 2007, 6:32 am
By: News On 6

COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) _ American Electric Power says it plans to install carbon-capturing systems on two coal-fired power plants in West Virginia and Oklahoma as part of an effort to reduce carbon dioxide emissions.

The systems will be used at an AEP plant in New Haven, West Virginia, beginning in 2008 and at an AEP plant in Oologah, Oklahoma, beginning in 2011.

The carbon dioxide will be isolated from the other flue gases, chilled, absorbed and then compressed.

The company expects up to 100,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide to be captured each year at the West Virginia plant and then stored in underground aquifers.

At the Oklahoma plant, 1.5 million metric tons will be captured annually and sold to companies that will use it to help recover oil from underground deposits.