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Posted by Randy on 2013/11/6 9:46:46 (421 reads) News by the same author

The Trenton Board of Public Works has voted to move forward with planning to put equipment on a dozen diesel powered electric generators to meet Environmental Protection Agency air quality standards.

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The vote was unanimous among the 3 board members attending. Chairman, Robert Day, was absent.

The Board of Public Works met today with Ken Fairchild of the engineering and design firm of Olsson Associates. Fairchild reviewed preliminary drawings, and answered several technical questions regarding the process to make the power generating units comply with the EPA standards. His company is now scheduled to do design work and establish specifications.

Trenton Municipal Utilities Director, Chad Davis, is to work on how to best pay for the upgrades. Another step is getting ready for the bidding process.

Olsson Associates preliminary cost estimate for the project was nearly 1.5 million dollars.

TMU personnel are expected to perform some of the work, which drops the estimated cost to around 1.4 million dollars.

The power generating units produce electricity for a grid when called on. For having that capacity, TMU receives about $200,000 a year in credits. TMU no longer would
receive those credits if the units are not retrofitted to meet EPA air quality standards. TMU has a deadline of next May 1st to have the work completed---unless another extension is granted. TMU already was given a 1 year extension---from May of this year to May of next year.

If the units are not upgraded to meet the air quality standards, they still could be used to produce electricity locally if incoming power from the grid is not available. However, the credits would not be available.

Efforts are continuing to make corrections so the generating units can produce electricity for Trenton when it's not available from the grid.

The Board of Public Works discussed whether it was worth the cost to upgrade the units to meet the EPA air quality standards.

Members voted to move forward after TMU Director, Chad Davis, recommended doing so, and electric plant Supervisor, Steve Sims, agreed with Davis.

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