TS Power Plant

From Global Energy Monitor

The TS Power Plant is a 242.0-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station operated by Newmont Nevada Energy Investment LLC near Dunphy, Nevada.


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Plant Data

  • Owner: Newmont Nevada Energy Investment LLC
  • Parent Company: Newmont Mining Corporation
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 242.0 MW (Megawatts)
  • Units and In-Service Dates: Unit 1: 242.0 MW (2008)
  • Location: 450 T-S Road, Battle Mountain, Dunphy, NV 89820
  • GPS Coordinates: 40.74719, -116.52987
  • Technology: Subcritical
  • Coal type: Sub-bituminous
  • Coal Consumption:
  • Coal Source: Black Thunder Mine (Arch Coal)[1]
  • Number of Employees:
  • Unit Retirements:


In February 2020, plant owner Nevada Gold Mines said it had approved the conversion of its TS Coal Power Plant to a dual fuel process, allowing the facility to generate power from natural gas. NGM is planning for construction to begin near the end of 2020, with the goal of final commissioning in the June quarter of 2022. As part of its overall energy management strategy, NGM is also reviewing the potential for a 200 MW solar facility with battery storage, presumably to replace the plant's coal power capacity.[2]

As of March 2022, the coal to natural gas conversion was ongoing.[3]

Newmont's Mining Operations

The plant provides electricity for the Newmont Mining’s operations in northern Nevada.[4] In Oct. 2007, the Nevada Department of Environmental Quality issued a modified air permit for the plant. In June 2008, Newmont completed construction of the plant, approximately half of the electricity produced will be used for Newmont's mining operations with the remainder going to Sierra Pacific Power.[5]



  1. "EIA 923 March 2020" EIA 923 2020.
  2. "Nevada Gold Mines adds natural gas to power remit, mulls solar options". International Mining. February 25, 2020.
  3. "NGM progressing with TS Power Plant Conversion", Elko Daily, March 14, 2022.
  4. "The Babcock & Wilcox Company to Supply Boiler and Environmental Equipment for New Nevada Power Plant", Babcock & Wilcox press release, July 28, 2005.
  5. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed October 2008.

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