Sixth Street Generating Station
Sixth Street Generating Station was a 84.7-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station operated by Interstate Power and Light in Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
- Owner: Interstate Power and Light
- Parent Company: Alliant Energy
- Plant Nameplate Capacity: 84.7 MW (Megawatts)
- Units and In-Service Dates: Unit 1: 10.0 MW (1921), Unit 6: 10.0 MW (1925), Unit 2: 6.0 MW (1930), Unit 4: 15.0 MW (1942), Unit 7: 15.0 MW (1945), Unit 8: 28.7 MW (1950)
- Location: 509 6th St. NE, Cedar Rapids, IA 52402
- GPS Coordinates: 41.984403, -91.667222
- Coal Consumption:
- Coal Source:
- Number of Employees: All units retired in 2010.
2010: Alliant to close coal boilers at six sites
According to plans filed with the Minnesota Public Service Commission on November 1, 2010, Alliant Energy plans to close coal-fired boilers at six sites in Iowa:
- Sixth Street Generating Station (all units) (Cedar Rapids)
- Prairie Creek Generating Station Unit 2 (Cedar Rapids)
- Dubuque Generating Station Unit 2
- Lansing Power Station Units 2 and 3
- Milton Kapp Generating Station Unit 1 (Clinton)
- Sutherland Generating Station Unit 2 (Marshalltown)
The plan also designates two boilers at Dubuque Generating Station and another at the Sutherland Generating Station for retirement in 2015. Of this list, only one boiler (Lansing 3) is currently operational, and the replacement generation will come in significant part from running newer coal boilers at higher capacity.
- CO2 Emissions: 581,540 tons (2005)
- SO2 Emissions: 1,516 tons (2005)
- SO2 Emissions per MWh: 19.74 lb/MWh (2005)
- NOx Emissions: 792 tons (2005)
- Mercury Emissions:
Coal Waste Sites
- Sixth Street Generating Station Ash Pond 1
- Sixth Street Generating Station Ash Pond 2
- Sixth Street Generating Station Ash Pond 3
- Sixth Street Generating Station Ash Pond 4
Articles and Resources
- "Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory" eia.gov, 860m March 2020
- Carrie Lowry La Seur, "Alliant to Close Coal Boilers at 7 Sites Across Iowa" Plains Justice Today, Nov. 8, 2010.
- Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed Jan. 2009.
- Environmental Integrity Project, "Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants", July 2007.
- Facility Registry System, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accessed Jan. 2009.
- Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed Feb. 2009.
- NETL Coal Power Plant Database, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 2007.
- AirData Query Database, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accessed April 2009.