Michigan City Generating Station
|Michigan City Generating Station|
Aerial photo of Michigan City Generating Station in January 2009
|Location||Michigan City, Indiana|
|Commission date||Unit 12 (coal): May, 1974|
Unit 2 (gas): Nov, 1950
Unit 3 (gas): Oct, 1951
|Thermal power station|
|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.
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.
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