Williamson upgrading self-sufficient power plant
MIDDLETOWN >> Before long, the Williamson Free School of Mechanical Trades will be beating the high cost of energy by producing its own, thanks to its innovative Energy Island Project.
The three-year trade school, which on July 1 will be rena
South Portland High School in South Portland, Maine, recently underwent a major renovation. More than 100,000 sq ft was added to the school, bringing the total to 300,000 sq ft. In addition to modernizing and expanding the school, which was constructed in 1952, the renovation provided the opportunity to implement a number of energy-saving initiatives.
When figuring the payback period on a new power plant, calculations are almost always done in dollars and cents: how much it will cost, what will be saved, and what additional income will result. More intangible benefits are typically considered only on the periphery, in part because measuring their value can be difficult.
In 1905, the Grover Shoe Factory boiler exploded, collapsing the building and engulfing it in flames. Fifty-eight people were killed and 150 more injured. This event led to the development of safety laws and a national code for the safe operation of steam boilers.