Taconite Harbor Energy Center

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Taconite Harbor Energy Center is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by ALLETE near Schroeder, Minnesota.

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On January 30, 2013, Minnesota Power announced that it will retire the 84 MW Unit 3 of the Taconite Harbor Energy Center by 2015.[1][2]

Unit 3 was shut down in May 2015.[3]

Units 1-2 are planned for retirement in 2020.[4]

Plant Data

  • Owner: Minnesota Power
  • Parent Company: ALLETE
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 252 MW (Megawatts)
  • Units and In-Service Dates: 84 MW (1957), 84 MW (1957), 84 MW (1967)
  • Location: 8124 West Hwy. 61, Schroeder, MN 55613
  • GPS Coordinates: 47.5314, -90.9111
  • Coal Consumption:
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  • Number of Employees:

Emissions Data

  • 2006 CO2 Emissions: 1,752,752 tons
  • 2006 SO2 Emissions:
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  • 2005 Mercury Emissions:

Articles and Resources


  1. "Minnesota Power outlines its EnergyForward resource strategy," Minnesota Power press release, January 30, 2013
  2. "News Release: Clean air victory in northern Minnesota as Minnesota Power announces phasing out coal at two Minnesota plants," Fresh Energy, January 30, 2013
  3. “Minnesota Power Takes down Unit 3," Cook County News Herald, May 30, 2015
  4. Planned retirements, Sierra Club, updated March 14, 2016

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