Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Monday 07/21

Worked on individual projects until around 2, when we left for Deer Haven coal plant.
The tour began with a discussion on the plant's operations, including
  • how the plant uses different units to meet the cities energy needs
  • the difference between seasonal peak hours
  • how the plant uses different units to efficiently cover these needs
  • how the plant is using the feed in tariff to supplement additional energy needs of a growing population
  • a detailed explanation of how coal is used to run steam turbines to make energy, then how the byproducts are cleaned up to emit minimal emissions.
  • there were also talks of the plans for the biomass plant to be constructed and what part GRU will play in it's future

Afterwards we watched a video about the plant, and then toured the plant

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