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Capitol Heat and Power Plant

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Capitol Heat and Power Plant is a coal-fired power station in Madison, Wisconsin.

In August 2008, Wisconsin Governor Jim Doyle announced that two aging coal plants, the Charter Street Heating Plant and the Capitol Heat and Power Plant, both located in Dane County, will be shut down and replaced with cleaner systems. The decision followed legal action and grassroots protests and lobbying by members of the Sierra Club, students at the University of Wisconsin, and other activists.[1]

In 2010, Capitol Heat and Power stopped burning coal. Instead, the downtown Madison plant will use natural gas to heat and cool office buildings in the area.[2]

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Plant Data

  • Owner: State of Wisconsin
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 3.0 MW
  • Units and In-Service Dates: 1.5 MW (1963), 1.5 MW (1964)
  • Location: 624 East Main St., Madison, WI 53703
  • GPS Coordinates: 43.078394, -89.377251
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  • Number of Employees:

Emissions Data

  • CO2 Emissions:
  • SO2 Emissions: 71 tons (2002)
  • SO2 Emissions per MWh:
  • NOx Emissions: 44 tons (2002)
  • Mercury Emissions:

Articles and Resources

Sources

  1. "Stopping the Coal Rush", Sierra Club, accessed December 2007. (This is a Sierra Club list of new coal plant proposals.)
  2. "A century of coal-burning ends at downtown power plant" Dee J. Hall, Madison State Journal, March, 13, 2010.

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