Verification, Monitoring, and Certification of Clean Energy Project (Texas)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

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Place Texas

Applies to States or Provinces Texas
Name Verification, Monitoring, and Certification of Clean Energy Project (Texas)
Policy Category Other Policy
Policy Type Safety and Operational Guidelines
Affected Technologies Coal with CCS
Active Policy Yes
Implementing Sector State/Province

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Last Review 2014-08-21
Last Substantive Modification
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The Railroad Commission of Texas has the authority to certify a project as a clean energy project. An applicant is responsible for contracting with the Bureau of Economic Geology of The University of Texas at Austin for conducting a monitoring, measuring, and verification process that demonstrates that the project complies with the standards for a clean energy project. Only three clean energy projects may receive a certificate of compliance from the Commission. For the purposes of this legislation, a "clean energy project" is defined as a coal-fueled or petroleum coke-fueled electric generating facility, including a facility in which the fuel is gasified before combustion, that will: (A) have a capacity of at least 200 MW; (B) meet the emissions profile for an advanced clean energy project under Section 382.003(1-a)(B), Health and Safety Code; (C) capture at least 70 percent of the carbon dioxide resulting from or associated with the generation of electricity by the facility; (D) be capable of permanently sequestering in a geological formation the carbon dioxide captured; and (E) be capable of supplying the carbon dioxide captured for purposes of an enhanced oil recovery project.

Policy Contact

Department Railroad Commission of Texas
Address 1701 N. Congress
Address 2 P.O. Box 12967
Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78711-2967

Department The University of Texas at Austin
Division Bureau of Economic Geology
Address 10100 Burnet Rd
Place Austin, Texas
Zip/Postal Code 78758
Phone 512-471-1534

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Authority 1: Tex. Nat. Res. Code 120