FORMAL EVALUATION OF LARGE AND SMALL POWER STATIONS IN SOUTHEASTERN UTAH

Environmental impacts from large and small power plants are explained. Of particular interest are the social and economic changes in the small towns likely to experience "boom-town" growth during plant construction; the health and safety effects arising from coal mining, transportation, and combustion; the effect of transferring water from irrigated agriculture to power plant cooling; and the effect of plant operation on the atmospheric visibility in the nearby national parks. Multi-attribute utility measurement is used to provide a formal evaluation of the diverse set of impacts arising from large and small power plants. Value information obtained from a workshop with eight residents of the region is used to determine which of the many impacts appears most crucial to the comparison of large versus small plants.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Crane, Russak, and Company

    New York, NY  USA 
  • Authors:
    • FORD, A
    • Champion, D
    • GARDINER, P
  • Publication Date: 1980

Media Info

  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: p. 125-155
  • Serial:

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00329525
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Feb 18 1981 12:00AM