Dual Source Water Supply Facilitates Power Plant Start-Up

by Henry C. Hunt, Hydro Group Inc, Ranney Div, Westerville, OH, USA,

Document Type: Proceeding Paper

Part of: Water for Resource Development


The make-up cooling water supply for a four unit coal-fired steam turbine generating station required a peak demand of 28,000 gallons per minute (62. 4 cubic feet per second). Following hydrogeological testing, a radial Collector well was designed and constructed to provide an initial 7000 gpm (15. 6 cfs) supply. In order to meet the water supply needs for all four units, a surface water intake system was designed. Environmental evaluations were completed and a surface water system constructed to withdraw water from the adjacent river through a passive intake screen assembly submerged offshore in the river channel to provide the total, four unit, plant water supply.

Subject Headings: Hydro power | Water supply systems | Power plants | Power supply | Water demand | Steam power | Surface water | Water intakes

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