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Local firm helps with huge solar plant

January 28, 2014

When work began in 2010 in Arizona on one of the world’s largest solar plants, a Warren Township company was there....

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thegreek

Jan-29-14 7:34 PM

It is pretty cool that a local company is in the NERC-CIP business. I have to renew my NERC-CIP access credentials every year. It has to do with protecting critical cyber assets and preventing hackers or crashers from access to computer control system. Card swipers etc.

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thegreek

Jan-29-14 6:29 PM

The John W. Turk, Jr. Power Plant is one of the cleanest, most efficient coal-fueled plants in the United States. The 600-megawatt facility began operation in December 2012 as the first "ultra-supercritical" unit in operation in the United States. Its advanced coal combustion technology uses less coal and produces fewer emissions, including carbon dioxide, than traditional pulverized coal plants. State-of-the art emission control technologies and the use of low-sulfur coal enable the Turk Plant to meet emission limits that are among the most stringent ever required for a pulverized coal unit.

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thegreek

Jan-29-14 6:24 PM

I am saying we are exporting about the same amount of coal. I am saying there is clean coal technology out there that we need to utilize because we sit on almost of the coal reserves. There shouldn't be an Obama War on Coal like there is.

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thegreek

Jan-29-14 5:52 PM

If you work in a coal mine, wear a dust mask.

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thegreek

Jan-29-14 5:32 PM

We are still burning about the same amount of coal OVERSEAS !!! THEY are desperate for power. Some people do not even have any heat or power in China.. It is just us stupid Environmenatlist Americans cutting back...So tell me how that is helping the earth ..!!!???

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Tessie

Jan-29-14 8:45 AM

Greek, this isn't just about people, it's about every species of flora and fauna on the Earth. Discussing acid deposition seems to have moved to the back burner, but it continues to create irreparable damage to the eastern forests of the U.S. and to other continents.

Sulfur dioxide (SO2) and nitrogen oxides (NOx) are the primary causes of acid deposition (wet and dry depositions aka acid particulates and acid rain). In the US, About 2/3 of all SO2 and 1/4 of all NOx comes from electric power generation that relies on burning fossil fuels like coal.

We are destroying our world and ourselves and it's time to stop.

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BIGDMARSHALL

Jan-29-14 12:10 AM

I always look and laugh it up when people talk down Solar energy, By the way Greek you should educate yourself about the Field first before running your mouth. Second of all, If you wanted to power the US in Solar energy, It has been estimated it would take 92 square miles to do so. Also most Solar power Stations in large scale Usually isn't built on a Kilowatts scale. But in MegaWatts, Yes Millions of watts. Gigawatts has been achieved in some places. By they way it not much more of an eyesore than your trash can overflowing in your driveway. Second of all Kudo's to Doug Huffman, By Helping bring more cleaner and free energies to the US.

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thegreek

Jan-28-14 10:18 PM

One cannot solely blame these diseases on coal dust and emissions.

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thegreek

Jan-28-14 10:17 PM

black lung can be prevented by wearing a Dust Mask! Emphysema, bronchitis, pneumonia can too and can be prevented by NOT SMOKING!!!.

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thegreek

Jan-28-14 8:27 PM

Are those 2 in 3 Americans willing to pay MORE for energy?? Look up how much a commercial wind generator costs, if you can find a large enough one to supply anything. There is a waiting list and they are expensive.

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JoshBrown

Jan-28-14 5:24 PM

To many people in Marietta are selling their souls and the lives of their family's and everyone else for a buck.I know most of you think it's okay to make people sick and kill them as long as there is money to be made on it.When all the drillers are gone back home to OK & TX to their homes I'm sure they will sit back and laugh their bum's off at all the Hicks in Washington country.

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JoshBrown

Jan-28-14 5:18 PM

RANDOM21 You are to funny trying to compare the production of solar panels to drilling for oil/gas.You need to take more or less of your medication.

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thegreek

Jan-28-14 4:13 PM

Same with wind generators??? When it is hotter than blue blazes outside, it is usually because the wind IS NOT blowing !!! Hydro would be a great option too if the fish environmentalist would let up.

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thegreek

Jan-28-14 4:12 PM

I am not dismissing anything the local company did. I am glad for that. If everyone is so environmentally aware, why don't you realize that these plants don't give power comsumers any bang for their bucks because they provide very little kilowatts and to get any capacity at all, you would need to cover the entire states of a few of ours to get enough to run many homes and businesses. A small nuke or clean coal plant will give you GIGawatts, not KILOwatts and covers up way less beautiful country side. I pick nuke or coal.!!

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oldhickory

Jan-28-14 2:11 PM

The greek has led everyone astray here...The articles’ focus is not whether solar power plants are ecstatically pleasing, nor is it to debate the merits (or lack thereof), of coal generated power, the oil and gas industry or even nuclear power but rather the article’s intent is to demonstrate the ability of a local business to provide necessary support to the project. If we focus on that exclusively, we as Washington County residents can certainly be proud that some of our own are involved. Kudos to Doug Huffman, I am proud to say I knew you when you were little.

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oldhickory

Jan-28-14 2:11 PM

The greek has led everyone astray here...The articles’ focus is not whether solar power plants are ecstatically pleasing, nor is it to debate the merits (or lack thereof), of coal generated power, the oil and gas industry or even nuclear power but rather the article’s intent is to demonstrate the ability of a local business to provide necessary support to the project. If we focus on that exclusively, we as Washington County residents can certainly be proud that some of our own are involved. Kudos to Doug Huffman, I am proud to say I knew you when you were little.

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RANDOM21

Jan-28-14 1:46 PM

Josh: do a little research on toxic waste generated from making solar panels and then come back and say "Oops, Josh was wrong and is sorry for Josh's misstatement earlier."

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ephinyus

Jan-28-14 11:19 AM

And if it was a coal or nuclear power plant, it would be beautiful? LOL!

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JoshBrown

Jan-28-14 8:32 AM

No one ever got sick from working with solar panels unlike oil/gas drillers who have a 60% higher risk of cancer than anyone else.

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Walton

Jan-28-14 7:42 AM

We can agree on this, Greek. Move it into Phoenix and put the cells over parking lots. No natural desert displaced; people can go out and get into a cooler car. Power companies don't like smaller projects, though because they have less control.

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thegreek

Jan-28-14 4:56 AM

the solar plant is 1.5 by 2 mile EYESORE...Covering up and ruining the beautiful countryside landscape for no more power than it provides...!!!!

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