Lewis & Clark Station

From Global Energy Monitor

Lewis & Clark Station is a retired 50.0-megawatt (MW) lignite coal-fired power station owned and operated by MDU Resources near Sidney, Montana.

Location

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Plant Data

  • Owner: MDU Resources[1]
  • Parent Company: MDU Resources
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 50.0 MW (Megawatts)
  • Units and In-Service Dates: Unit 1: 50.0 MW (1958)
  • Location: Hwy. 23, Sidney, MT 59270
  • GPS Coordinates: 47.678875, -104.157368
  • Technology: Subcritical
  • Coal type: Lignite
  • Coal Consumption:
  • Coal Source: Savage Mine (Westmoreland Coal)[2]
  • Number of Employees: 28 [3]
  • Unit Retirements: Unit retired on March 31, 2021.[3][4][5]

Unit Retirements

In February 2019 plant owner MDU said the plant is scheduled for retirement in 2020. MDU’s plan to close the plant came just three years after the company installed US$16 million in pollution controls at the plant to comply with federal Mercury Air Toxics Standards (MATS). The costs were passed on to customers.[6]

In March 2020, Jay Skabo, the vice president with MDU, said during a meeting that the retirement date was moved to March 2021.[3]

On March 29, 2021, the Montana Free Press reported that the power plant would close on March 31, 2021.[5]

Emissions Data

  • CO2 Emissions: 441,039 tons (2005)
  • SO2 Emissions: 839 tons (2005)
  • SO2 Emissions per MWh: 5.83 lb/MWh
  • NOx Emissions: 793 tons (2005)
  • Mercury Emissions:

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. "Electric Generation" Montana-dakota.com, accessed June 17, 2020.
  2. "EIA 923 March 2020" EIA 923 2020.
  3. 3.0 3.1 3.2 "Coal Plant: Residents vent at meeting with MDU reps" Energycentral, March 2, 2020
  4. "Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory" eia.gov, 860m March 2020
  5. 5.0 5.1 "Lewis & Clark power plant closing March 31" Montanafreepress.org, March 29, 2021
  6. "MDU to shutter Eastern Montana coal power plant in 2020," Billings Gazette, Feb 19, 2019

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