Great River Energy To Retire Stanton Station

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Great River Energy has announced plans to retire the Stanton Station coal-fired power plant in North Dakota by May 2017, saying that low prices in the regional energy market have rendered it uneconomical to operate.

The power plant, which began operation in 1966 and has a generating capacity of 189 MW, has recently been generating electricity on a limited basis due to economic conditions. During that time, it has often been more affordable to operate other plants or purchase power from the regional market. The power plant is now undergoing plans for decommissioning that will safeguard the local environment and assure the safety and security of the local community.  

“After careful consideration of several alternatives, it became clear that retiring the plant was in the best interest of our member cooperatives,” said David Saggau, Great River Energy president and CEO.

Great River Energy continues to operate the Coal Creek Station power plant northeast of Stanton, and the Spiritwood Station plant near Jamestown, N.D. 

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