Sierra Pacific Cleanup Plan

A plant in Nevada will use new technology.
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Electric Utility company

Sierra Pacific Resources


said Wednesday that its Valmy generating station in northern Nevada has been selected to use Regenerative Activated Coke Technology, an advanced process for removing pollutants from coal-fired power plant emissions.

The demonstration project, which is subject to pending regulatory approvals, is the result of an agreement announced by Sierra Pacific Resources, Tokyo-based J-Power EnTech, and the Electric Power Research Institute, the California-based R&D think tank.

The company said that the joint demonstration project, which will start in the spring of 2007, is one of several expected to be conducted in the United States in which EPRI manages the testing contractor to provide an independent, third-party assessment of the technology.

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