New cooling towers rising at power plant
By Bryan Goodchild and Michael Cohen UMass Medical School Communications
In this video, get a behind-the-scenes look at the cooling towers in action. Inside the cowls at the top of the towers, a helicopter-like engine spins rotors blowing air straight up, while water cascades down through the towers to be cooled for recirculation in the plant.
The work is part of a $47-million expansion of the power plant to accommodate a new 7.5 megawatt, gas-fired combustion turbine and associated equipment that will boost the plant’s capacity to generate steam, electricity and chilled water.