Coal

Great River Energy Stanton Station Shuts Down

By Editors of Power Engineering

After 50 years of producing power, the coal-fired Great River Energy Stanton Station has shut down for good.

Now that the plant is out of operation, employees will clean and strip the station down to mortar and steel for its official decommissioning on May 1, the Bismarck Tribune reported.

Great River Energy announced last year that it would close the 198-MW plant rather than undertake expensive upgrades. Stanton Station had been generating electricity on a limited basis due to economic conditions.

Demolition is set to begin in 2018 and continue over several years.