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 1,320 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]
Decommissioned 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 [7]

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.[10]

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.[11]

Name Operator County Capacity (MW) Initially opened Ref
Currant Creek PacifiCorp Juab 550 2005 [12]
Gadsby PacifiCorp Salt Lake 353 1987 [13]
Lake Side PacifiCorp Utah 1203 2007 [14]
Millcreek St George Water and Energy Services Washington 80 2007
Nebo Power Station Utah Associated Municipal Power Systems Utah 150 2004 [15]
West Valley Generation Project Utah Municipal Power Agency Salt Lake 189 2002 [16]

Nuclear[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.[17]

Hydroelectric[edit]

Name Operator County Capacity (MW) Initially opened Ref
Echo Park Dam U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Uintah 200 Proposed [18]
Flaming Gorge Dam U.S. Bureau of Reclamation Uintah 152 1964 [19]
Cutler Hydroelectric
Power Plant Historic District
Pacificorp Box Elder 30 1924 [20]
Jordanelle Dam Hydro Central Utah Water
Conservancy District
Wasatch 12.6 2008 [21]
Olmstead Hydroelectric
Power Plant Historic District
Rocky Mountain Power Utah 10.3 1904 [22][23]
Deer Creek Dam Hydro Provo River Water
Users Association
Wasatch 5 1958 [24]
Pioneer Penstock Hydroelectric
Power Plant Historic District
Pacificorp Weber 5 1897 [25]
Little Cottonwood Hydro City of Murray Salt Lake 4.8 1983 [26]
Echo Dam Hydro City of Bountiful Summit 4.4 1987 [27]
Devil's Gate-Weber Hydroelectric
Power Plant
Pacificorp Wasatch 3.85 1910 [28]
Spanish Fork Hydro Strawberry Water
Users Association
Utah 3.6 1983 [29]
Granite Hydroelectric
Power Plant Historic District
Rocky Mountain Power Salt Lake 2 1897 [30]
Pineview Dam Hydro City of Bountiful Weber 1.8 1991 [31]
Stairs Station Hydroelectric
Power Plant Historic District
Rocky Mountain Power Salt Lake 1.2 1895 [32]
Upper American Fork Hydroelectric
Power Plant Historic District

(decommissioned 2007)
Rocky Mountain Power Utah 1.0 1906 [33]

Geothermal[edit]

Name Operator County Capacity (MW) Initially opened Ref
Blundell Geothermal Facility Pacificorp Beaver 34 1984 [34]
Cove Fort Geothermal Power Plant Enel Green Power Beaver 25 2013 [35]
Thermo No. 1 Geothermal Project Cyrq Energy Beaver 14 2008 [36][37][38][39]

Wind[edit]

Name Operator County Capacity (MW) Initially opened Ref
Milford Wind First Wind Beaver, Millard 306 2011 [40]
Latigo Wind Park Sustainable Power Group San Juan 62.1 2016 [41][42]
Spanish Fork Wind NRG Energy Utah 18.9 2008 [43]
Tooele Army Depot Wind Tooele Army Depot Tooele 1.7 2016 [44]

Solar photovoltaic[edit]

The following list emphasizes operating solar photovoltaic plants in Utah that are 10 MW or larger.
To update and expand this list, search the Energy Information Administration's plant-level data set by visiting the Electrity Data Browser.
Alternatively, view the Solar Industry Association's Major Solar Projects List.

Name Operator County Capacity (MWAC) Initially opened Ref
Escalante Solar Project Swinerton Renewable Energy Beaver 240 2016 [45]
Three Cedars Solar Project Swinerton Renewable Energy Iron 210 2016 [45]
Enterprise Solar Farm Swinerton Renewable Energy Iron 80 2016 [45]
Pavant Solar Project juwi Millard 120 2016 [46][47][48][49]
Red Hills Renewable Energy Park Swinerton Renewable Energy Iron 80 2015 [50][51][52]
Three Peaks Solar Facility Swinerton Renewable Energy Iron 80 2016 [51][53]
Seven Sisters Solar Project TerraForm Power Beaver, Iron 20.2 2016 [54][55]
Fiddlers Canyon Solar Project Iron 9 2016 [56]
Quichapa Solar Project Iron 9 2017 [57]

Solar thermal[edit]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

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  13. ^ "Gadsby Generation Facility" (PDF). 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  14. ^ "Lake Side 1 and Lake Side 2 Generation Facilities" (PDF). PacifiCorp. 2011. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  15. ^ "Nebo Power Plant is Dedicated". Deseret News. July 28, 2004. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
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  31. ^ "Pine View Dam Hydro Power Plant". globalenergyobservatory.org. Retrieved March 12, 2019.
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  33. ^ Caleb Warnock (December 19, 2007). "PacifiCorp removes hydroelectric dam from American Fork River". Daily Herald. Retrieved February 21, 2017.
  34. ^ "Blundell Geothermal Facility". Pacificorp. Retrieved March 14, 2019.
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  48. ^ "Pavant Solar 3". juwi. Retrieved March 11, 2019.
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