Name that power plant

Name that power plant

PostBy: ceccil On: Mon Jun 28, 2010 4:00 pm

Took the family to Knoebels yesterday and shot the pics with the cell phone on the way home. We were traveling west on SR54 from Elysburg even though the map from Bing said it was North. The plant was off to the right and if I recall correctly it was between Elysburg and Danville. Anyone know? I have looked it up on various sites and the NRC site and can't seem to figure it out. I don't see any pics of the two narrow stacks with the red & white stripes.
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Re: Name that power plant

PostBy: eng11ine On: Mon Jun 28, 2010 5:38 pm

That's PPL Coal Fired Montour power plant located in Washingtonville Pa. The two red and white striped stacks are no longer used. They recently installed a new scrubber system to lessen Sulfur dioxide, mercury and other materials. that's the large single stack in the center. I believe they burn coal from the pittsburgh area. Did a little work there a few years back
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Re: Name that power plant

PostBy: ceccil On: Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:06 pm

Forgive my stupidity but what would the cooling towers be for? Is it to cool the water before being released back to a waterway? Just curious as there is a coal fired plant nearby and there are no cooling towers there. When the plant was operating, the discharge of warm water back into the river provided some excellent winter fishing around the discharge gates.
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Re: Name that power plant

PostBy: ceccil On: Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:17 pm

Ok, I found the website for the plant and it looks to be the one. Now I understand what the cooling towers are for. They don't have them(at least not that type) at Hickling Station. My knowledge of power plants is short and just assumed the cooling towers were a sign of a nuclear power plant. Learn something new every day. Thanks for the info.
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