Navajo Generation Station For Sulfur And Visibility Levels Assignment

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Complete the following assignment and bring a hard copy to class this Friday March 29 for an in-class discussion. You will be turning in this assignment at the end of this class. For this assignment, I want you to investigate the current issues revolving around the closure of the Navajo Generating Station (NGS). Utilities that own the largest coal power plant in the Western United States have agreed to shut it down in 2019, ~ 25 years ahead of schedule. NGS is located on the Navajo Nation and provides power to the southwest and for pumping water from the Colorado River, in the Central Arizona Project canal, to Phoenix and Tucson. For this assignment, you will do some background research and identify the current ethical issues, you must complete this prior to class. Part 1: NGS background Do a bit of online research on the history and background of the NGS facility. Write a ½ page summary on the background of the NGS facility (i.e. where it is located, specs of the plant, where does the fuel come from, who are the owners and operators and, identify why it is closing). Cite at least two sources in IEEE format. Note: you can use websites but it must be in correct format. Part 2: Fundamental Ethical Questions – Answer the hypothetical questions below assuming you are the head engineer with the sole decision to either close the plant or keep it open for some determined time. 1. Ethical issues a. Identify the two ethical issues of the case. Explicitly state the primary ethical dilemma, and work to identify any secondary ethical dilemmas. 2. Stakeholders a. Identify the various stakeholders. Start with those most immediate to the actions then think more broadly. b. What are their interests? c. Who/what are negatively and/or positively impacted by the case? 3. Ignorance a. From you background search, decide if there is any relevant facts that are either unclear or unstated? What are these? b. Why are they relevant and who needs to know them? 4. Ethical Codes and Canons a. What relevant engineering professional codes are applicable to this situation? See NSPE codes of Ethics link on next page. b. What do the engineering codes of conduct suggest should be done next? See rules of practice 5. Evaluating Actions a. Come up with two different possible courses of action assuming you are deciding the fate of NGS. b. What is the best course of action you are considering giving all things considered? c. Explain why this is the best course of action, and what are the positive and negative consequences of this course of action? Links to useful resources about the plant: Page 1 Link to code of ethics document: Page 2
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Navajo Generating Station (NGS)
Navajo Generating Station began in 1976 targeting to improve and promote the energy
industry in various cities in the United States, the Station is owned by United States Bureau of
Reclamation 24.3%. Due to the increased need for energy in Nevada and Arizona, the company
focused on generating more power at 2.25 Gigawatts (Green, 2015). Besides the company has
been providing electrical power to customers in California, Nevada and Arizona from its base
location in Navajo station Near Page, Arizona. It also provides power to pump water for central
Arizona projects from Colorado River. Besides, the company operations has continually been
focusing on managing the emission of Sulfur Dioxide into the atmosphere to ensure that
environmental pollution does not take place (Cho, 2009). The plant annual net energy as of 2011
was 16,952-hours (GWh). Nevertheless, in 2014 the company generation fell to 72% and in the
first 11 months of 2016, reduced to 61%, The company’s operation plan anticipation in 2017
focused on conventional of coal-powered plant to continue operation until 2044, but the utility
operators voted to close the facility when th...

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