Tuesday, February 3, 2009

Stanford Power Plant Field Trip - Feb 10!

Power Plant @ Stanford
Industry Field Trip

Tuesday, Feb 10th
Depart Cañada at 3:30pm sharp!

Did you know that Stanford University runs its own Power Plant?
Come find out how a power plant works.

“The Stanford Power Plant burns natural gas to create electricity--which runs a turbine--while also creating exhaust heat. In conventional power plants, heat gets created and wasted. At the cogeneration plant, however, the heat is run through a Heat Recovery Steam Generator so it can be transformed into steam. This steam serves three functions. It gets looped around campus for heating and cooking. It drives chillers which produce cooled water. It also drives its own turbine, creating yet more electricity.

The combined effort of the gas--driven turbine and the steam-driven turbine generates nearly 50 megawatts of power, almost twice as much as Stanford needs. Cardinal sells the remainder to PG&E for the general grid.” PA Weekly


Cañada students are invited to a private tour to learn more!

For the tour, required dress, is long pants (no shorts or dresses), shirts or jacket with sleeves (no tank tops), closed toe shoes (no sandals).

Sign up NOW!
Space limited

To sign up, email your full name and phone number to Professor Parsa parsar@smccd.edu

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