Poplar River Power Station

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Poplar River Power Station
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Poplar River Power Station is located in Saskatchewan
Poplar River Power Station
Location of Poplar River Power Station in Saskatchewan
Country Canada
Location Hart Butte No. 11, near Coronach, Saskatchewan
Coordinates 49°3′28″N 105°29′05″W / 49.05778°N 105.48472°W / 49.05778; -105.48472Coordinates: 49°3′28″N 105°29′05″W / 49.05778°N 105.48472°W / 49.05778; -105.48472
Status Active
Commission date 1981
Owner(s) SaskPower
Thermal power station
Primary fuel Coal
Type Steam turbine
Power generation
Nameplate capacity 532 MW

Poplar River Power Station is a coal fired station owned by SaskPower, located near Coronach, Saskatchewan, Canada, approximately 5 miles from the Canada–US border.

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.[1] 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.

Description[edit]

The Poplar River Power Station consists of:[2]

  • one 291 net MW unit (commissioned in 1981)
  • one 281 net MW unit (commissioned in 1983)

The boilers are supplied by Babcock & Wilcox and the turbines/generator are supplied by Hitatchi.[3]

SaskPower's Emissions Control Research Facility (ECRF)[edit]

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.[4]

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