State Ruling Requires AES Plant To Change Technology By 2020. Poseidon Wants To Be Ready
Michael Miller – Huntington Beach Independent
Poseidon Resources, the company the City Council approved in 2006 to build a controversial water desalination plant in Huntington Beach, is seeking a second approval following a recent state ruling on cooling technology. Earlier this month, the State Water Resources Control Board voted to phase out once-through cooling, a process that involves drawing in and recycling seawater, in power plants across California. Poseidon had planned to build its facility next to the AES plant at 21730 Newland St. and use the plant’s cooling system to bring in water.
“Desalination must be included in any discussion of future water sources for Orange County."