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
CountryUnited States
LocationMichigan City, Indiana
Coordinates41°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
StatusOperational
Commission dateUnit 12 (coal): May, 1974
Unit 2 (gas): Nov, 1950
Unit 3 (gas): Oct, 1951
Owner(s)NiSource
Thermal power station
Primary fuelSubbituminous and Bituminous coal, natural gas
TypeSteam turbine
Power generation
Nameplate capacity680 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.

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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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