Rawhide Energy Station Tour
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. 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 1/2 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 Lee Devlin via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 970-978-6188 and let me know the names of the people you're bringing, and whether you will be 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.
Here are the rules for the tour:
Tour members must be at least 10 years old
No shorts, skirts, or open-toe shoes are allowed
No photographs are allowed inside the plant
No fanny packs, purses, backpacks or tote bags are allowed on the tour
Hard hats, safety glasses and ear protection are required, and will be provided for all participants
No touching of any equipment including pipes, controls, or electrical panels
See some write-ups of our previous energy tours:
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