Burlington Generating Station

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{{#badges: CoalSwarm}} Burlington Generating Station is a coal-fired power station owned and operated by Alliant Energy near Burlington, Iowa.

The coal plant is planned for retirement in 2020.[1]


The plant is located on the Mississippi River south of Burlington, Iowa.

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Plant Data

  • Owner: Interstate Power and Light
  • Parent Company: Alliant Energy
  • Plant Nameplate Capacity: 212 MW (Megawatts)
  • Units and In-Service Dates: 212 MW (1968)
  • Location: 4282 Sullivan Slough Rd., Burlington, IA 52601
  • GPS Coordinates: 40.741200, -91.116670
  • Coal Consumption:
  • Coal Source:
  • Number of Employees:

Emissions Data

  • CO2 Emissions: 1,551,488 tons (2006), 1,480,711.84 tons (2008)[2]
  • SO2 Emissions: 4,352.68 tons (2008)[3]
  • SO2 Emissions per MWh:
  • NOx Emissions: 1,042.19 tons (2008)[3]
  • Mercury Emissions:

Coal Waste Sites

Articles and Resources


  1. Planned retirements, Sierra Club, updated March 14, 2016
  2. Iowa Operating Permit Application, Title V Annual Emissions Summary
  3. 3.0 3.1 Iowa Operating Permit Application, Form 5.0, Title V Annual Emissions Summary

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