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Alma Station is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by the Dairyland Power Cooperative near Alma, Wisconsin.
Units 1-3 were retired in 2012, and units 4-5 in 2014.
Pictured below are both the Alma and Madgett plants, both of which belong to Dairyland Power.
- Owner/Parent Company: Dairyland Power Cooperative
- Plant Nameplate Capacity: 181 MW
- Units and In-Service Dates: 15 MW (1947), 15 MW (1947), 15 MW (1951), 54 MW (1957), 82 MW (1960)
- Location: 500 Old State Hwy. 35, Alma, WI 54610
- GPS Coordinates: 44.3022, -91.9142
- Coal Consumption:
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- 2006 CO2 Emissions: 1,266,274 tons
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- 2006 SO2 Emissions per MWh:
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- 2005 Mercury Emissions:
In December 2011, Dairyland Power Cooperative said it will stop using three aging coal-burning units at the Alma Station, adding up to about 60 megawatts. The three units, all built in the 1950s, generated just 0.4 percent of the cooperative’s power in 2011, and will now only be used only for emergencies. Two other Alma coal plants with 120 megawatts of capacity will continue supplying the network.
Articles and Resources
- Form EIA-860 Data - Schedule 3, 'Generator Data' US EIA, 2014
- "Dairyland to shutter three Alma coal units," LaCrosse Tribune, December 7, 2011.
- Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2005, Energy Information Administration, accessed Jan. 2009.
- Environmental Integrity Project, "Dirty Kilowatts: America’s Most Polluting Power Plants", July 2007.
- Facility Registry System, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accessed Jan. 2009.
- Carbon Monitoring for Action database, accessed Feb. 2009.
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