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.
Ronny JustEnvironmental Issues Manager
Past & Projected
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
Hammond 1-4 Scrubber
Low Sulfur Coal
Low NOx Burners on Larger Boilers
SCR’s @ Bowen, Wansley & Hammond 4
Fuel Switching @ Scherer
Low NOx Burners @ Branch
'90 '95 '00 '03
$1 Billion Spent
>$4 Billion Potentially
Scrubber’s reduce sulfur dioxide emissions
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.
Most radiation is absorbed
Infrared radiation is emitted from the Earth’s surface.
“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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ICGG TRIG Orlando
CCS Demo Projects
Retail and Generation Energy Conservation and Efficiency Improvements