Petersburg Generating Station

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Petersburg Generating Station
Petersburg Generating Station is located in Indiana
Petersburg Generating Station
Location of Petersburg Generating Station
Country United States
Location Washington Township, Pike County, near Petersburg, Indiana
Coordinates 38°31′39″N 87°15′14″W / 38.52750°N 87.25389°W / 38.52750; -87.25389Coordinates: 38°31′39″N 87°15′14″W / 38.52750°N 87.25389°W / 38.52750; -87.25389
Status Operational
Commission date Unit 1: 1967
Unit 2: 1969
Unit 3: 1977
Unit 4: 1986
Owner(s) Indianapolis Power & Light
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Bituminous coal
Type Steam turbine
Cooling source White River
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 1,872 MWe

Petersburg Generating Station is a major coal-fired power plant in Indiana, rated at 1.87-GW nameplate capacity. It is located on the White River near Petersburg in Pike County, Indiana, just 1 mile (1.6 km) upstream from a much smaller coal-fired Frank E. Ratts Generating Station. Petersburg G.S. is owned and operated by Indianapolis Power & Light.[1]

Units 1, 2, and 3, rated at 253.4, 471, and 574.3 MWe, were launched into operation in 1967, 1969, and 1977 respectively. Unit 4, rated at 574.2 MWe, was launched in 1986. There are also three minor oil-burning internal combustion units, rated at 2.7 MWe each, all launched in 1967.

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  1. ^ "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2006" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-14.