Wednesday, March 19, 2008

Rio Nogales Power Plant

Rio Nogales Power Plant

Here's a wide shot of the plant to show you where yesterday's photo came from in Seguin. Power from this plant actually is sold to other cities and none of it's power is used in Seguin. They sell to larger customers; our population is about 25,000 and it can power over 200,000 homes.

But even though they don't power the city, they are active in the community and are involved in many different economic, educational and social efforts. I read you can tour the plant as well so I should check into that. I bet it would be very interesting.

11 comments:

Murphy_jay said...

Great shot.
Interesting to know that the power is actually used out of Seguin.
There is another power plant that powers the city?

Joy said...

Wow! Look at that energy. I hope this doesn't have any negative impact on the environment.

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Jim said...

Do y'all at least get a break on your electric bills?

Abby said...

Never would have guessed that! That is so interesting. It's actually very common for the electricity to be used elsewhere. It is a commodity like anything and it's bought and sold like other resources.

iBlowfish said...

Excellent shot of wide angle lens, I really like the composition and look at that smoke! cool.

Annie said...

I love your cobalt sky but not so much the plant. Of course I appreciate using the energy output of the plant. Perhaps I'd better learn to love the looks of it?

Thiên said...

We get our power from the LCRA, Lower Colorado River Authority. If I ever find an interesting shot of something related to that, then I shall post it!

Thank you, everyone.

brian said...

This is a really beautiful photo.. we have a plant similar to this in nearby Forney, and I always wondered if those clouds of smoke were bad for the environment too....

J.C. said...

The shot is great, Thien! The amount of smoke emitted by the power plant is really daunting.

Anonymous said...

That is not smoke at all, it's water vapor from the cooling towers as it cools the water by drawing air across it.

Harley said...

Correct, that type of power plant, next to Nuclear, is one of the cleanest sources of energy we have given the amount of fuel burned and the actual foot print of the plant, it is very small as well. What you see the steam created by the cooling towers.