The Longleaf CCS Hub is being developed by Tenaska, one of the largest private, independent energy companies in the United States. Tenaska’s expertise spans natural gas and electric power marketing, energy management, development and acquisition of energy assets, and operation of generating facilities. Over the last 35 years, the company has earned a reputation for developing responsible energy solutions and adapting our proven skill sets to meet new market demands.

Tenaska has been active in Alabama for more than 20 years, dating to the development of two natural gas-fueled power plants in Autauga County. Tenaska is a member of Manufacture Alabama and the Mobile Chamber of Commerce.

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The Longleaf CCS Hub is pleased to announce its participation in a project awarded by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Fossil Energy and Carbon Management (FECM). Coordination with DOE is underway, allowing for $17.9 million in funding to support the characterization and permitting efforts to develop a carbon capture and storage (CCS) hub near Bucks, Alabama.

This DOE funding brings together a diverse project team, which includes the Southern States Energy Board (award recipient), Tenaska, Advanced Resources International, Crescent Resource Innovation, ENTECH Strategies, the Geological Survey of Alabama, the University of South Alabama, and Williams. Baker Hughes Oil Field Services and Environmental Resources Management will also participate as vendors, with Southern Company Services taking on the role of the Project Industry Network lead.

We are committed to being a good business neighbor in the Mobile area and are working to establish a Community Benefits Plan (CBP) as part of the DOE award. The CBP will include a strong educational and employment program aimed at increasing knowledge of CCS, communicating our ambitions, and expanding access to energy careers through presentations and job fairs.

The Longleaf CCS Hub is not only a significant environmental initiative but also promises to bring considerable economic benefits to the region. It is expected to prolong the operating life of emitter facilities, many of which are vital employers and taxpayers. Additionally, it will help industries achieve net-zero goals.

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