List of power stations in Utah

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Biomass[edit]

Coal[edit]

As of 2017, there are six coal fired power plants generating 4,921MW of power.[2]

Active power plants
Name Operator County Capacity (MW) Initially opened Ref Notes
Bonanza Deseret Power Uintah 500 1986 [3] Scheduled to shutdown in 2030.
Hunter PacifiCorp Emery 1,575 1978 [4]
Huntington PacifiCorp Emery 1,073 1974 [5]
Intermountain City of Los Angeles Millard 1,640 1986 California cities will no longer use coal by 2025 causing plant to shutdown or convert to natural gas.[6]
Kennecott Kennecott Utah Copper Salt Lake 75 1960 [7] Three units of 100MW total shutdown in 2016.
Sunnyside Colmac Sunnyside Carbon 58 1993 [8]
Decomissioned power plants
Name Operator County Capacity (MW) Initially opened Closed Ref
Desert Power Plant DQ Holdings Magcorp, Tooele 43 1999 2008
Carbon (Castle Gate) PacifiCorp Carbon 213 1954 2015 [9]
Kennecott Kennecott Utah Copper Salt Lake 100 1943 2016 [10]

Oil-fired[edit]

As of 2015, there are three plants producing 28MW of power. All three plants are located in the South-West corner of Utah. There have been five plants shutdown in the last 20 years.[11]

Name Operator County Capacity (MW) Initially opened
Hurricane City Power Hurricane Washington 4 1999
St. George/Redrock St. George Washington 14 1987
Bloomington St. George Washington 10 1999

Natural Gas[edit]

As of 2015, there are 2807MW of generating capacity at 23 plants.[12]

Name Operator County Capacity (MW) Initially opened Ref
Currant Creek PacifiCorp Juab 550 2005 [13]
Gadsby PacifiCorp Salt Lake 353 1987 [14]
Lake Side PacifiCorp Utah 1203 2007 [15]
Millcreek St George Water and Energy Services Washington 80 2007
Nebo Power Station Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems Utah 150 2004 [16]
West Valley Generation Project Utah Municipal Power Agency Salt Lake 189 2002 [17]

Hydroelectric Plants[edit]

[18]

  • American Fork (decommissioned in 2007)[19]
  • Flaming Gorge
  • Jordanelle Dam
  • Deer Creek Dam and Reservoir
  • Devil's Gate-Weber Hydroelectric Power Plant
  • Echo Park Dam
  • Granite Hydroelectric Power Plant Historic District
  • Stairs Station Hydroelectric Power Plant Historic District
  • Pineview Dam

Wind farms[edit]

Solar photovoltaic[edit]

Solar thermal plants[edit]

Nuclear plants[edit]

Although there are currently no nuclear power stations in Utah, the Blue Castle Project is working through the process of building the state's first nuclear power plant near Green River, Utah. It is projected to be completed in 2030.[22]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Table 5.7 Biomass, Wind, Solar, and Other Power Plants in Utah" (PDF). EIA, Electric Generating Capacity, 2012 - Form EIA-860. Utah Geological Survey. Retrieved 27 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "Industry Cards for Coal-fired Plants in Utah" (PDF). Utah Geological Survey. July 28, 2016. Retrieved October 15, 2016. 
  3. ^ "Will deal mean 'early retirement' for Utah power plant?". Salt Lake Tribune. October 6, 2015. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  4. ^ "Hunter Plant" (PDF). PacificCorp. 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Hunington Plant" (PDF). PacificCorp. 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  6. ^ "Change at power giant will be felt from Utah to L.A." Salt Lake Tribune. July 1, 2013. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  7. ^ "Kennecott to decommission 3 of 4 Magna coal-fired power units". Deseret News. October 27, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  8. ^ "About Colmac Sunnyside, Inc". ACI Energy. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Carbon Plant" (PDF). Pacific Corp. Retrieved February 17, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Kennecott to decommission 3 of 4 Magna coal-fired power units". Deseret News. October 27, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  11. ^ http://files.geology.utah.gov/emp/energydata/statistics/electricity5.0/pdf/T5.3.pdf
  12. ^ "CCGT Plants in the Western USA". The Power Plants Around the World Photo Gallery. Archived from the original on 18 July 2009. Retrieved 5 February 2014. 
  13. ^ "Currant Creek Generation Facility" (PDF). PacifiCorp. 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Gadsby Generation Facility" (PDF). 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Lake Side 1 and Lake Side 2 Generation Facilities" (PDF). PacifiCorp. 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Nebo Power Plant is Dedicated". Deseret News. July 28, 2004. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  17. ^ "FERC okays sale of 189-MW West Valley plant to Utah Municipal Power Agency". r GenerationHub. July 29, 2016. Retrieved February 21, 2017. 
  18. ^ Industry Cards for Hydroelectric Plants in Utah
  19. ^ HERALD, Caleb Warnock - DAILY. "PacifiCorp removes hydroelectric dam from American Fork River". Daily Herald. Retrieved 2017-02-21. 
  20. ^ First Wind project page
  21. ^ Wind Power in Utah
  22. ^ Stoddard, Patsy (January 24, 2017). "Update on the Nuclear Power Plant for Green River". Emery County Progress. Castle Dale, Utah. Archived from the original on February 9, 2017. Retrieved February 9, 2017. 

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