The Redding City Council at its Tuesday night meeting authorized Redding Electric Utility (REU) to move forward with the purchase and replacement of the catalyst emission systems in Redding Power Plant’s generating Units 5 and 6.
The new emission systems, a dual function catalyst, are projected to save approximately $1 million per year over the life of the Units. Savings are to be achieved through reduced operating and maintenance (O&M) expenses and catalyst replacement cost estimates. Additionally, this project improves REU’s environmental footprint by conserving approximately 5,000,000 gallons of water per year and by reducing carbon dioxide emissions by roughly 1,650 metric tons per year (the equivalent of 320 cars taken off the highway per year).
The City Council approved Haldor-Topsoe as the sole source supplier for the purchase of the new catalyst emission systems.
Redding Power Plant’s Units 5 and 6 are key components of REU’s power supply for the Redding community. By installing this new system, REU will reduce its operating costs, will achieve significant water savings, and will further reduce its carbon dioxide emissions and impact on the environment.