10 Grüne Luftballones

by The Editors on June 19, 2008


No, the Encina Power Station is not throwing a birthday party for big people. They are simply using huge 10 green balloons to show the size of the proposed powerplant that would be the next phase of their continued industrialization of the Agua Hedionda Lagoon, according to a story in the San Diego Union-Tribune.

The new plant would replace three of Encina’s five steam-driven turbines, so the old plant and its stack would remain standing for the foreseeable future. . . . NRG raised a group of green balloons this week to show the location and height of the new plant and its 140-foot-high smokestacks.
. . . The gas-powered plant would consist of a two-part electrical generating system. Gas would be burned to drive a turbine that produces electricity; then heat from that process would drive a steam turbine to produce more power.

Apparently, the new plant could need up to “500,000 gallons of water a day to generate electricity from its steam turbines” and to get this water NRG would like to put in it’s own “desalination plant.” They say they can’t use water from the proposed Poseidon desal because that project has yet to get the proper permits.

[Link: San Diego Union-Tribune. Photo: Regis Weber]

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