J. P. Pulliam Generating Station

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J. P. Pulliam Generating Station
J. P. Pulliam Generating Station is located in Wisconsin
J. P. Pulliam Generating Station
Location of J. P. Pulliam Generating Station
Country United States
Location Green Bay, Wisconsin
Coordinates 44°32′24″N 88°00′31″W / 44.54000°N 88.00861°W / 44.54000; -88.00861Coordinates: 44°32′24″N 88°00′31″W / 44.54000°N 88.00861°W / 44.54000; -88.00861
Status Active
Owner(s) Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal
Cooling source Green Bay
Power generation
Units operational Steam Turbine
Nameplate capacity 283 MW

J. P. Pulliam Generating Station is an electrical power station powered by sub-bituminous coal, which can also be substituted by natural gas. It is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin in Brown County. The plant is named after the former Wisconsin Public Service Corporation president John Page Pulliam (–June 15, 1951). The plant is connected to the power grid via 138 kV transmission lines.

As a result of EPA clean air act enforcement, 2 coal fired units were retired in 2015 and WPSC was required to make $300 million in upgrades at the Weston Generating Station.[1] Those costs were passed on to utility rate payers.[2] At least 10 positions were eliminated when Unit 5 and 6 were retired.[3]

Units[edit]

Units of J. P. Pulliam Generating Station[4]
Unit Nameplate capacity Initial year of operation Notes
1 10 MW 1927 Retired 1980
2 10 MW 1927 Retired 1980
3 30 MW 1943 Retired 2007
4 30 MW 1947 Retired 2007
5 50 MW 1949 693 million BTU per hour, dry bottom boilers that burned pulverized coal. Retired c.2015.[3][5]
6 62.5 MW 1951 875 million BTU per hour, dry bottom boilers that burned pulverized coal. Retired c.2015.[3][5]
7 75 MW 1958 999 million BTU per hour, dry bottom boilers that burn pulverized coal[5]
8 125 MW 1964 1510 million BTU per hour, dry bottom boilers that burn pulverized coal[5]
P31 83 MW 2003 Combustion Turbine Generator (Natural Gas or Fuel Oil)[5]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ "Wisconsin Public Service Corporation Settlement". EPA. January 4, 2013. Retrieved September 26, 2015. 
  2. ^ Content, Thomas (January 4, 2013). "Green Bay utility to stop burning coal at two state plants". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
  3. ^ a b c "Wisconsin Public Service to close 2 oldest coal-power units". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Associated Press. March 13, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2006" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 
  5. ^ a b c d e "Clean Air Permit 405031990-P10". WI DNR. June 11, 2003. 

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