Taconite Harbor Energy Center

From Global Energy Monitor

Taconite Harbor Energy Center is a 168.0-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station owned and operated by ALLETE near Schroeder, Minnesota. It has been mothballed since 2016 and is scheduled to be formally shut down in March 2022.

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Plant Data

  • Owner: Minnesota Power
  • Parent Company: ALLETE
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 252.0 MW (Megawatts)
  • Units and In-Service Dates: Unit 1: 84.0 MW (1957), Unit 2: 84.0 MW (1957), Unit 3: 84.0 MW (1967)
  • Location: 8124 West Hwy. 61, Schroeder, MN 55613
  • GPS Coordinates: 47.530765, -90.911233
  • Technology: Subcritical
  • Coal type: Sub-bituminous
  • Coal Consumption:
  • Coal Source: Spring Creek Mine (Cloud Peak), Black Thunder Mine (Arch Coal), North Antelope Rochelle Mine (Peabody Coal)[1]
  • Number of Employees:
  • Unit Retirements: Unit 3 was retired in May 2015.[2] Units 1 & 2 are scheduled to be formally retired in March 2022.[3]

Unit Retirements

On January 30, 2013, Minnesota Power announced that it will retire the 84 MW Unit 3 by 2015.[4][5]

Unit 3 was retired in May 2015.[2]

Units 1 & 2 have been idled since 2016.[6]

Emissions Data

  • 2006 CO2 Emissions: 1,752,752 tons
  • 2006 SO2 Emissions:
  • 2006 SO2 Emissions per MWh:
  • 2006 NOx Emissions:
  • 2005 Mercury Emissions:

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. "EIA 923 2015" EIA 923 2015.
  2. 2.0 2.1 “Minnesota Power Takes down Unit 3," Cook County News Herald, May 30, 2015
  3. "Preliminary Monthly Electric Generator Inventory (based on Form EIA-860M as a supplement to Form EIA-860) - U.S. Energy Information Administration (EIA)". www.eia.gov. Retrieved 2021-12-29.
  4. "Minnesota Power outlines its EnergyForward resource strategy," Minnesota Power press release, January 30, 2013
  5. "News Release: Clean air victory in northern Minnesota as Minnesota Power announces phasing out coal at two Minnesota plants," Fresh Energy, January 30, 2013
  6. https://www.mnpower.com/Company/Generation

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