Assessment of the effects of thermal power plant site and design alternatives on the cost of electric power [report]

K McGinnis, J King
1977 unpublished
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more » ... not Infrlnge privately owned rlghn. Tha v k m , opinions a d conchrsions contained in this nport are thwe of the arnmetor and do nor m l y rcpesent thuse of the U n M States Government or t h United Statsr E m W r c b urd Devtlopmt Adminiatadon. PACIFIC NORMWEST LABORATORY opmted by BAllEUE lor the ENERGY RESEARCH AND MYELOWEM ADMINISTRATION A-1 Suggested llethod f o r Rank O r d e r i n g and Weighting A t t r i b u t e s A-2 FOREWORD The purpose o f t h i s s t u d y i s t o develop a method f o r q u a n t i t a t i v e l y d e t e r m i n i n g t h e e f f e c t o f new f o s s i l f u e l and n u c l e a r e l e c t r i c g e n e r a t i n g f a c i li t i e s on t h e c o s t o f power i n t h e s e r v i c e r e g i o n and l o c a l community. The r e s u l t i n g i n d e x o f economic impact i s i n t e n d e d f o r use i n a methodology f o r assessing power p l a n t s i t e and design a1 t e r n a t i v e s , c u r r e n t l y b e i n g developed by B a t t e l l e , P a c i f i c Northwest L a b o r a t o r i e s f o r t h e U.S. Energy Research and Development Admi n i s t r a t i on. The o v e r a l l assessment method01 ogy i n c o r p o r a t e s c o m u n i t y values w i t h t e c h n i c a l assessments o f impacts, p r o v i d i n g a system f o r assessing p r e f e r r e d power p l a n t s i t e l d e s i gn a1 t e r n a t i ves from t h e community's p e r s p e c t i v e . E i g h t d e c i s i o n c r i t e r i a were s e l e c t e d f o r t h e o v e r a l l s i t e assessment method01 ogy: AESTHETIC: The general appearance o f t h e p l a n t and i t s e f f e c t on t h e v i s u a l q u a l i t y o f t h e s u r r o u n d i n g area. *ECONOMIC: The e f f e c t of c o n s t r u c t i o n and o p e r a t i o n c o s t s on consumer power r a t e s . *WATER: The changes i n t h e q u a l i t y o f nearby w a t e r bodies. those i n t h e a i r o r w a t e r o r on land; e f f e c t s on t h e ecosystem and f o o d c h a i n c y c l e . SOCIAL QUALITY: P o t e n t i a l e f f e c t s on community s t r u c t u r e and f i s c a l c h a r a c t e r i s t i c s ; p o t e n t i a l e f f e c t s on t h e h i s t o r i c r esources and r e c r e a t i o n a l o p p o r t u n i t i e s o f t h e p l a n t s i t e and surrounding area. FIEALTH/SAFETY: Effects on human h e a l t h and safety.
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