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Bonbright Conference Current Environmental Issues. Ronny Just Environmental Issues Manager. What is the Largest Environmental Challenge Facing Georgia?. Population Growth. 25 Years From Now. Georgia Power’s Environmental Commitment Past & Projected. SO2. Bowen 3&4 Scrubbers.

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Bonbright ConferenceCurrent Environmental Issues

Ronny JustEnvironmental Issues Manager





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Georgia Power’s Environmental Commitment

Past & Projected

SO2

Bowen 3&4 Scrubbers

Wansley 1 & 2 Scrubbers

Clean Air Interstate Rule,

Clean Air Mercury Rule, PM2.5 & 8-Hr. Ozone Nonattainment

Bowen 1 & 2 Scrubbers

TBD

NOx

Hammond 1-4 Scrubber

TBD

Low Sulfur Coal

TBD

Low NOx Burners on Larger Boilers

TBD

SCR’s @ Bowen, Wansley & Hammond 4

TBD

Fuel Switching @ Scherer

TBD

Low NOx Burners @ Branch

TBD

TBD

TBD

TBD

'90 '95 '00 '03

$1 Billion Spent

>$4 Billion Potentially


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Plant Bowen

SO2 Scrubbers

SO2 Scrubbers

Scrubber’s reduce sulfur dioxide emissions


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So What Does That Really Mean?

  • Clean Air Interstate Rule

  • Clean Air Mercury Rule

  • Georgia Multipollutant Rule

  • Nonattainment Area

    Requirements

  • Clean Air Visibility Rule


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The Greenhouse Effect

EARTH

Some solar radiation is reflected

Some of infrared radiation re-emitted in all directions by greenhouse gas.

The effect is warming of the Earth’s surface and the lower atmosphere.

Solar radiation

ATMOSPHERE

Most radiation is absorbed

Infrared radiation is emitted from the Earth’s surface.


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Climate Change Policy

“Climate change is a challenging issue for our world and our nation. Southern Company is committed to a leadership role in finding solutions that make technological, environmental, and economic sense. The focus of this effort must be on developing and deploying technologies that reduce greenhouse gases while making sure that electricity remains reliable and affordable.”


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What is Southern Company Doing about Climate Change?

  • Shift to Gas (Lower CO2 Emissions)

  • Install Non-emitting Generation

  • Coal Gasification

  • Sequester CO2

  • Capture & Store

  • Research & Development

-- Long Term, Global Solutions --


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Climate Change Technology

Development Timeline

Renewables

ICGG TRIG Orlando

FutureGen

CCS Commercial?

20052010201520202025

CCS Demo Projects

New Nuclear

Retail and Generation Energy Conservation and Efficiency Improvements


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Key Takeaways

  • Improving environmental performance

  • Growth is good & it presents challenges

  • Committed to finding solutions



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