Here’s what’s happening at the coastal power plant nearest you

By Martin Wisckol

Change is afoot for all seven coastal power plants in Orange and Los Angeles counties, thanks to a change in state policy governing the plants and a move by plant operators to more efficient electricity-producing units.

Ocean-cooled engines are being phased out, with the new units using air-cooled technology. New, upgraded operations are generally smaller than those they’re replacing — including shorter stacks — and one plant is closing down entirely.

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The remaining plants will have at least two units each. Most units have one stack, but [READ MORE HERE]

Source: OC Register

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