Deerhaven Power Plant
GRU's Deerhaven Power Plant will produce cleaner energy in the next two years. A new project will lower the amount of pollution that comes from the plant. The total project cost is $119-million.
CH2M Hill and Babcock Power Environmental Inc. are teaming up for the engineering and construction of a new emissions control system for the Deerhaven Unit 2 Plant. This new project will reduce emissions of sulfur dioxide, mercury, and nitrogen oxide by 90%.
"In the last year or so we have been working to get design drawings and specifications and bid the project," says Yolanda Jonynas, from Gainesville Regional Utilities. "We have finally entered into a contract and we are currently in detail design and procurement of equipment."
She added that it is a positive thing for the plant and the community. She says they are taking a valuable asset and making it cleaner. Construction on the project is planned to start in July and is expected to be completed by April 2009 and up and running by May of 2009.
By Nathalie Pozo, WCJB TV 20 News
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