Utah Smelter Power Plant
Utah Smelter Power Plant was a 182.0-megawatt (MW) coal-fired power station owned and operated by Rio Tinto near Magna, Utah.
- 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)
- Number of Employees:
- Unit Retirements: Units 1, 2 & 3 were retired in October 2016, Unit 4 was retired in May 2019.
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.
Units 1-3 were shut down in 2016 and will be decommissioned in the near future.
The last coal unit, unit 4, was shut down in May 2019.
- 2006 CO2 Emissions: 1,225,805 tons
- 2006 SO2 Emissions:
- 2006 SO2 Emissions per MWh:
- 2006 NOx Emissions:
- 2005 Mercury Emissions:
Articles and Resources
- "EIA 923 2017" EIA 923 2017.
- "Kennecott to Curb Coal Burning in Salt Lake Valley" The Associated Press, December 15, 2010.
- "Kennecott Closes Three Coal Units One Year Ahead of Schedule," Power Engineering, Oct 28, 2016
- "Rio Tinto Shuts Coal Power Plant for Kennecott Utah Copper Operation," Energy Manager Today, May 2, 2019
- 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.
Related SourceWatch Articles
- Existing U.S. Coal Plants
- Utah and coal
- Rio Tinto
- United States and coal
- Global warming
- Coal plant conversion projects
- Coal plant retirements
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