Units with mechanical draft towers (COOLTWR) were also significantly more costly to build, closely reflecting the conclusions reached by Zimmerman.
Zimmerman found that units with mechanical draft towers were between 14 and 17 percent more costly to build.
Construction of the mechanical draft
cooling towers is expected to begin by 2008, and the towers are scheduled to be in service in the spring of 2010.
The plant will use mechanical draft cooling towers and PSEG Power is exploring opportunities to use treated waste water for all or part of cooling water requirements, an innovation pioneered at Bergen Generating Station.
Cooling System: Closed loop; mechanical draft cooling towers.
The plant's cooling water will be taken from the Hudson River, circulated through condensers and cooled by a mechanical draft
cooling will both dramatically reduce the amount of Hackensack River water needed for cooling and the thermal impact on the river.