Utah Smelter Power Plant

From Global Energy Monitor

Utah Smelter Power Plant was a 182.0-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station owned and operated by Rio Tinto near Magna, Utah.

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Plant Data

  • Owner: Kennecott Utah Copper Corp.
  • Parent Company: Rio Tinto
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 182.0 MW (Megawatts)
  • Units and In-Service Dates: Unit 1: 50.0 MW (1943), Unit 2: 25.0 MW (1943), Unit 3: 25.0 MW (1946), Unit 4: 82.0 MW (1958)
  • Location: Highway 201, Magna, UT 84044
  • GPS Coordinates: 40.712008, -112.122205
  • Technology: Subcritical
  • Coal type: Bituminous
  • Coal Consumption:
  • Coal Source: Skyline Complex (Wolverine Fuels)[1]
  • Number of Employees:
  • Unit Retirements: Units 1, 2 & 3 were retired in October 2016, Unit 4 was retired in May 2019.

Unit Retirements

In December 2010, Kennecott Utah Copper announced that it would repower units 1-3 of its Utah Smelter power plant to run on natural gas by 2018. However, unit 4 (82 MW) of the plant will continue to be powered by coal.[2]

Units 1-3 were shut down in 2016 and will be decommissioned in the near future.[3]

The last coal unit, unit 4, was shut down in May 2019.[4]

Emissions Data

  • 2006 CO2 Emissions: 1,225,805 tons
  • 2006 SO2 Emissions:
  • 2006 SO2 Emissions per MWh:
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  • 2005 Mercury Emissions:

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