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  • Rawhide Energy Station Tour

    Posted on February 12th, 2008 Lee Devlin No comments
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    The Northern Colorado Clean Energy Network and NCRES are planning a tour of the Rawhide Energy Station.

    Date/Time: Meet on Tuesday, March 4th, 2008 at 9:15 a.m.
    Meeting place: Northwest corner of Harmony Road/I-25 park-and-ride in Fort Collins, CO

    The park-and-ride is located just north of the first traffic light when you head west on Harmony Road from I-25.

    We will leave at 9:20 a.m. and carpool to the Rawhide Energy Station. Here are the directions from Harmony/I-25 intersection:

    Go north on I-25 for about 22 miles and take Exit 288. Drive east for approximately 3 miles and turn north at the plant entrance. The tour is scheduled to begin at 10:00 a.m. The tour takes about 1.5 hours.

    The Rawhide Energy Station is located 26 miles north of Fort Collins. It was built in the early 1980s and started generating power on March 31, 1984. It has a 274-megawatt coal-fired steam turbine for the base load and 4 gas turbines capable of generating 260 megawatts for backup of the steam turbine and for supporting peak loads during the summer time when electricity demand is high. It uses approximately 4000 tons of low sulphur coal per day. Rawhide is one of the cleanest coal-fired power plants in the nation in terms of sulphur dioxide emissions.

    If you want to go on the trip, please contact me via email at lee810@yahoo.com or by phone at 970-978-6188 and let me know the names of the people you’re bringing, and whether you will be meeting at the Harmony park-and-ride for carpooling.

    That phone number is my cell phone that I’ll have with me at the time of the tour in case you need to contact me on the morning of the tour.

    Detailed maps of the meeting area and directions to Rawhide Energy Station are located here.

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