Tenaska Announces Non-Binding Open Season for CO2



OMAHA, Nebraska  Tenaska Trailblazer Partners, LLC (TTP), an affiliate of Tenaska, Inc., is conducting a non-binding open season for the sale of carbon dioxide (CO2) that may be produced by the proposed Tenaska Trailblazer Energy Center (TTEC) under development near Sweetwater in northeast Nolan County, Texas.

The proposed TTEC would be a supercritical pulverized coal electric generating plant with post-combustion capture of CO2. The plant will be designed to capture 85 to 90 percent of the CO2 produced by combustion and deliver it via pipeline to Permian Basin oil fields for use in enhanced oil recovery and. ultimately, geologic storage. The estimated commercial operation date is June 1, 2014.

TTP estimates the TTEC will capture up to 300 million standard cubic feet per day (MMSCFD). A bidder can propose to purchase any amount up to and including 300 MMSCFD.

By submitting a non-binding proposal, bidders are expressing interest in contracting for CO2 under the terms set out in the bid response form. Bid response forms will be ranked by economic value as determined by payment, term, delivery point and other factors selected by TTP.

Interested parties should submit a proposal no later than 5 p.m. central time on August 22, 2008 via e-mail to jjames@tnsk.com.

Further information regarding this non-binding open season, including the bid response form and other specifications, is available from Jeff James, director of business development, Tenaska, Inc., (817) 303-3600, jjames@tnsk.com.

About Tenaska
Tenaska is one of the largest independent power producers in the United States.Forbes magazine ranks Tenaska as 26th among the 424 largest privately-held U.S. companies, based on 2006 revenues. Tenaska has developed approximately 9,000 megawatts of electric generating capacity across the United States. Tenaska affiliates currently operate, manage and own in partnership with other companies eight power plants in six states totaling approximately 6,800 MW of generating capacity. Tenaska is headquartered in Omaha, Nebraska, with offices in Dallas, Texas; Denver, Colorado; and Calgary, Alberta Canada. Tenaska affiliates also market natural gas, electric power and biofuels with Tenaska’s natural gas marketing affiliate rated as one of the top ten natural gas marketers in North America. Tenaska affiliates are also involved in private equity investments and acquisition management, fuel supply, gas transportation systems and electric transmission development. For more information about Tenaska, visit the company’s Web site at www.tenaska.com.