Chena Power Plant

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Chena Power Plant is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by Aurora Energy LLC in Fairbanks, Alaska.

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Plant Data

  • Owner/Parent Company: Aurora Energy LLC (based in Fairbanks)
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 32.0 MW (Megawatts)
  • Units and In-Service Dates: 1.5 MW (1952), 2.5 MW (1952), 5.0 MW (1952), 20.0 MW (1975)
  • Location: 1204 1st Ave., Fairbanks, AK 99701
  • GPS Coordinates: 64.847462, -147.733923
  • Electricity Production: 180,995 MWh (2005)
  • Coal Consumption: 210,000 tons per year [1]
  • Coal Source: Usibelli Coal Mine, Inc., Healy, Alaska
  • Number of Employees: 31 [2]

Emissions Data

  • CO2 Emissions:
  • SO2 Emissions: 188 tons (2002)
  • SO2 Emissions per MWh: 2.08 lb/MWh
  • NOx Emissions: 679 tons (2002)
  • Mercury Emissions:

Articles and Resources


  1. Usibelli Coal Mine Customers, accessed August 2012
  2. "Alaska Power Association 59th Annual Meeting" presentation, by Buki Wright, President of Aurora Energy, LLC, accessed August 2012

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