Michigan City Generating Station

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Michigan City Generating Station
MichiganCity powerplant.jpg
Aerial photo of Michigan City Generating Station in January 2009
Michigan City Generating Station is located in Indiana
Michigan City Generating Station
Location of Michigan City Generating Station
Country United States
Location Michigan City, Indiana
Coordinates 41°43′16″N 86°54′35″W / 41.72111°N 86.90972°W / 41.72111; -86.90972Coordinates: 41°43′16″N 86°54′35″W / 41.72111°N 86.90972°W / 41.72111; -86.90972
Status Active
Commission date Unit 12 (coal): May, 1974
Unit 2 (gas): Nov, 1950
Unit 3 (gas): Oct, 1951
Owner(s) NiSource
Power generation
Primary fuel Subbituminous and Bituminous coal, natural gas
Nameplate capacity 680 MWe

Michigan City Generating Station is a coal- and natural gas-fired power plant located on the shore of Lake Michigan in Michigan City, Indiana. It is operated by Northern Indiana Public Service Company (NIPSCO), owned by NiSource.

Hyperboloid cooling tower of the Michigan City Generating Station.

Nuclear misperception[edit]

The use of a hyperboloid cooling tower at the station has been mistaken as evidence for a nuclear power plant at this location when in fact there are no nuclear power plants in the state of Indiana. A nuclear power plant was proposed for the Bailly Generating Station approximately 17 km to the south-southwest but was canceled in 1981.