Healy Power Plant
Healy Power Plant is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by the Golden Valley Electric Association near Healy, Alaska. Golden Valley Electric Association agreed to purchase the plant from its owner, the Alaska Industrial Development and Export Authority, for $50 million. Golden Valley intends to run the plant with the existing "Clean Coal Technology".
Opposition to Healy Plant
In March 2010 anti-coal groups targeted Golden Valley Electric Association's plan to restart an inactive Healy Power Plant but would have to go into debt as a result. The GVEA Ratepayers Alliance stated in response that the "black hole" for energy customers' money and opposed the plant's reopening.
- Owner/Parent Company: Golden Valley Electric Association
- Plant Nameplate Capacity: 28 MW (Megawatts)
- Units and In-Service Dates: 28 MW (1967)
- Location: 2.5 Mile Healy Spur Rd., Healy, AK 99743
- GPS Coordinates: 63.854431, -148.94815
- Electricity Production: 219,411 MWh (2005)
- Coal Consumption:
- Coal Source:
- Number of Employees:
- CO2 Emissions: 297,372 tons (2006)
- SO2 Emissions: 470 tons (2002)
- SO2 Emissions per MWh: 4.28 lb/MWh
- NOx Emissions: 380 tons (2002)
- Mercury Emissions:
Articles and Resources
- "Healy Clean Coal Plant" Golden Valley Electric Association website, August 2009
- "Anti-coal groups target Healy plant's debt" Associated Press, March 26, 2010.
- 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.
- NETL Coal Power Plant Database, National Energy Technology Laboratory, U.S. Dept. of Energy, 2007.
- AirData Query Database, U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, accessed April 2009.
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