Utah Smelter Power Plant
Utah Smelter Power Plant was a coal-fired power station owned and operated by Rio Tinto near Magna, Utah.
In December 2010, Kennecott Utah Copper announced that it would repower units 1-3 of its Utah Smelter power plant to run on natural gas by 2018. However, unit 4 (82 MW) of the plant will continue to be powered by coal.
In October 2016 the Salt Lake Tribune reported units 1-3 had already been shut down and will be decommissioned in the near future.
- Owner: Kennecott Utah Copper Corp.
- Parent Company: Rio Tinto
- Plant Nameplate Capacity: 182 MW (Megawatts)
- Units and In-Service Dates: 25 MW (1943), 50 MW (1943), 25 MW (1946), 82 MW (1958)
- Location: Highway 201, Magna, UT 84044
- GPS Coordinates: 40.722, -112.202
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- 2006 CO2 Emissions: 1,225,805 tons
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Articles and Resources
- "Kennecott Closes Three Coal Units One Year Ahead of Schedule," Power Engineering, Oct 28, 2016
- "Rio Tinto Shuts Coal Power Plant for Kennecott Utah Copper Operation," Energy Manager Today, May 2, 2019
- "Kennecott to Curb Coal Burning in Salt Lake Valley" The Associated Press, December 15, 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.
Related SourceWatch Articles
- Existing U.S. Coal Plants
- Utah and coal
- Rio Tinto
- United States and coal
- Global warming
- Coal plant conversion projects
- Coal plant retirements
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