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Gazette NEWS FRIDAY, DECEMBER 3- MONDAY, DECEMBER 6, 2010 21 Power p] ant loss of generation when the three oldest units are retired. He said that, ultimately, NRG Continued from page20 Bluewater Wind's project, planned to produce between 295 O'Mara said emissions of ni- megawatts and 450 megawatts of trogen oxides will be cut by 81 power, will also supply the re- percent and sulfur dioxide emis- gional electricity market. Unit 4 sions by 50 percent. Mercury generates as many as 400 and particulate emissions will be megawatts, depending on how cut by 93 percent, he said. much power grid operators or- NRG Energy plans to retire the der, Grant said. plant's oldest three units, which .NRG Bluewater Wind Presi- will reduce cooling water taken dent Peter Mandelstam said, in by the plant by 86 percent, he "When I came here there was as said. "This is a tremendous ben- much about pro-wind as there efit to the health of the Inland was concern about this coal Bays," O'Mara said. plant." He said NRG Energy ful- Unit 4 is by far the largest at filled all its promises about the facility in terms of generating cleaning up the facility with the capacity, plant manager lack scrubbers project. Grant said. He said it is used O'Mam said, "This projecr will most often, since the older three demonstrate to the entire coun- units are less efficient,try that we can make coal clean- Murphy said other power gen- er. erators on the 13-state power "This investme nt shows we grid administered by PIM Inter- can have clean air and jobs at the connection will make up for the same time." HOW WILL AIR.. " . POLLUTION CONTROLS ' WOP~~ scrubber technology that is nearly as large as Unit 4 itself, said mma r Jack 6tact. It costs much more than the generating unit originally cost to build, he said. " In eight ducts, or scrubbers, the pellutio redudiiee place will use powdered lime in a chemical . process that removes.sulfur dioxide, he.said. :' Another major :part of the syst , known as uses i ammonia to reduce nitrogen ' oxid and operates like the catalytic converter on a car, he said. , -: i Some of the,.l t. and in the b ghouse, ii where large bag filters - 6 ' : inches around and 10 feet long - will trap particulates, i :Ash mixed.with scrubber by-products settles out an.d. will be stored in the plant's Imdflll, which has several liners and will be covered, Grant said. / The Indian River power plant is shown in a 2000 aerial photograph. FILE PHOTO CHRISTMAS TREE FARM A Wonderful Place to Start a Family Christmas Tradition... THOUSANDS TO CHOOSE FROM Fraser Fir Douglas Fir Canaan Fir * White Pine Norway Spruce YOU CUT, SHAKE, BALE & LOAD Balled and burlapped trees. Wreaths andgarland made fresh daily. -,~- iimlford I,,om l Rohoboth Open Weekends 9:00 -4:30 Daily Through December 10:00-4:30 II 644-0711 cucina italiana 3 COURSE MENU 5-7PM DRiNKOAPPETiZER SPECIALS SELECT BOTTLES D / 3 CHEF-DESIGNED COURSES FOR ON THE AVENUE iN THE HOTEL REHOBOTH REHOBOTH BEACHDELAWARE 3022662240[ SODELCONCEPTS.COM