Poplar River power station

From Global Energy Monitor

Poplar River power station is a 630-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station in Coronach, Saskatchewan, Canada.[1]


The map below shows the plant in Coronach, Saskatchewan, Canada.

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The project to build the station was launched in the fall of 1974, with the Morrison Dam being constructed between 1975 and 1977 to provide cooling water for the station. Work on the power house began in 1975. The single stack is 122 m in height. The lignite used to power the station is supplied from the Luscar Mining Poplar River Coal Mine.[1]


In November 2016 SaskPower's CEO stated that the plant was slated for closure sometime in the 2020s.[2] In December 2018 the federal government finalized regulations requiring all coal-fired plants in Alberta, Saskatchewan, New Brunswick and Nova Scotia to be retired by December 31, 2029.[3]

Project Details

  • Sponsor: SaskPower
  • Parent Company: SaskPower
  • Location: Coronach, Saskatchewan, Canada
  • Coordinates: 49.057778, -105.484722 (exact)
  • Status: Operating
  • Capacity: 2 x 315 MW
  • Type: Subcritical
  • Start date: Unit 1: 1980; Unit 2: 1983
  • Coal Type: Bituminous
  • Coal Source: Poplar River coal mine
  • Source of financing:

Resources and articles


  1. 1.0 1.1 Poplar River Power Station, Wikipedia, accessed January 2019
  2. SaskPower readies for big decisions soon, Regina Leader-Post, Nov. 24, 2016
  3. Swapping coal for natural gas not a solution, warns Ecology Action Centre, CBC, Dec. 14, 2018

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