Sherco Unit 3 is a coal-fired electric power generation facility under
construction for Northern States Power Company (NSP), Minneapolis, Minnesota.
It is located near the town of Becker, Minnesota, on the Mississippi River
approximately 40 miles northwest of Minneapolis. Upon completion, it will
join Sherco Units 1 & 2, which have been on-line since the mid 1970's (Fig.
l-l). For condenser cooling, the plant uses a closed cycle cooling water
system with forced draft wet cooling towers. To compensate for water losses
from evaporation and releases' to the Mississippi River, an intake structure
with two pumps of 15,000 gpm capacity each is located on the Mississippi
River. With the addition of Unit 3, it became necessary to increase the
water withdrawal capacity of the system. All three units will share the
existing river intake facility.
Stefan, Heinz G.; Voigt, Richard L.; Lennington, James C.; Wetzel, Joseph M.; Bintz, David W..
Cooling Water Intake Model Study For Nsp's Sherco Unit 3 Electric Power Generating Plant.
St. Anthony Falls Hydraulic Laboratory.
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