Revised BART cost effectiveness analysis for tail-end selective catalytic reduction at the Basin Electric Power Cooperative Leland Olds Station Unit 2. Final report
A cost effectiveness analysis evaluates the cost of controlling pollution in dollars per ton of pollutant removed. In response to a request from the North Dakota Department of Health (NDDH), Sargent & Lundy prepared a cost effectiveness analysis to control nitrogen oxides (NOx) emissions from Basin Electric Power Cooperative's (BEPC's) Leland Olds Unit 2 using tail-end selective catalytic reduction. l This analysis evaluated five options for tail-end SCR with reported costs ranging from $4, 170/ton to $5,976/ton.2 North Dakota, in tum, used Sargent & Lundy's analysis to make a Best Available Retrofit (BART) determination for Leland Olds Unit 2. North Dakota concluded that tail-end SCR is technically feasible but eliminated it because the cost effectiveness and incremental cost of SCR were excessive.