Alternative Cooling for Palomar Energy Project. Overview of dry and wet cooling NH 3 emissions from wet tower Wet towers and Legionella What is “beneficial use” of reclaimed water? What are other potential uses of reclaimed water? Impacts of dumping Palomar brine in ocean outfall
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Overview of dry and wet cooling
NH3 emissions from wet tower
Wet towers and Legionella
What is “beneficial use” of reclaimed water?
What are other potential uses of reclaimed water?
Impacts of dumping Palomar brine in ocean outfall
Cost of dry versus wet cooling
Bill Powers, P.E.
Border Power Plant Working Group (BPPWG)
"Technology is available, which can produce significant amounts of electricity using air-cooled systems. State Engineer…does not believe it is prudent to use substantial quantities of newly appropriated ground water for water-cooled power plants in one of the driest places in the nation…"
“Promote the development of an environmental strategy for new electrical generation plants in the border region with the goal of protecting air quality, and, where possible, conserving water resources in the region.”
“Greater use of reclaimed water results in decreased dependency on potable imported water including from the Colorado River.”
(source: City of Escondido Public Works website)
Douglas fir wet tower (lowest cost option)
250 – 300
250 – 325Cost of Dry vs. Wet Cooling at Palomar Energy Project[EPA 316(b) New Facilities Rule, Econ. And Egr. Analysis, App. A, pg. AppA-14]
125 – 150
175 – 225
$1,800,000/yr + $1,200,000/yr = $3,000,000/yr