On Sept. 12, 36 cooperative members and guests, including 10 South Central Middle School students, traveled to the Cardinal Generating Station in Brilliant, Ohio for an informative presentation and guided tour of the plant. The station is located along the Ohio River.
Owned by Ohio’s 23 distribution cooperatives, Buckeye Power’s Cardinal plant provides power to nearly 400,000 electric co-op members across the state.
Highlights of the tour included the state-of-the-art control room; electrostatic precipitators that remove 99 percent of all fly-ash particles; and the 423-foot-high closed-cycle cooling tower, which keeps evaporation loss below 1.8 percent. These features, in addition to more than $1 billion in other environmental upgrades, make Cardinal one of the cleanest coal-fired power plants in the world.
Further information about the Firelands power supply is available at www.firelandsec.com/content/power-supply. Additional photos of the Cardinal plant can be viewed at www.flickr.com/photos/firelandsec/albums.
Firelands Electric Cooperative, a Touchstone Energy Partner, is a member-owned, not-for-profit electric cooperative providing electric service to about 9,100 homes and businesses in rural areas of Ashland, Huron, Lorain, and Richland counties.