Tuesday, August 5, 2014

Port Washington Power

Port Washington Light (right-center) and Generating Station (far left). 
Port Washington Generating Station
is an intermediate-load, natural gas-fired, electrical power station located on Lake Michigan in Port Washington, Wisconsin. The natural gas facility replaced an older coal-fired station in the early 2000s. In time, this plant may be retired or converted once again to an even less polluting source of power. 

Initially constructed during the depression (1930-1935) to supply power to the growing needs of Milwaukee. It burned pulverized coal until 2000 when it was shut and converted to natural gas. Two turbines are online (2003 and 2005). These turbines produces as much CO2 each day as 50-thousand people
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