Poplar River Power Station
|Poplar River Power Station|
|Location||Hart Butte No. 11, near Coronach, Saskatchewan|
|Thermal power station|
|Nameplate capacity||532 MW|
The project to build the station was launched in the fall of 1974, with the Morrison Dam being constructed between 1975 and 1977 to provide cooling water for the station. Work on the power house began in 1975. The single stack is 122 m in height. The lignite used to power the station is supplied from the Luscar Mining Poplar River Coal Mine.
The Poplar River Power Station consists of:
- one 291 net MW unit (commissioned in 1981)
- one 281 net MW unit (commissioned in 1983)
SaskPower's Emissions Control Research Facility (ECRF)
The SaskPower's Emissions Control Research Facility (ECRF), is located at the Poplar River Power Station, and has the mandate to evaluates various technologies for controlling emissions. The station has been instrumented to provide real-time sampling of flue-gasses.