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Utah Smelter Power Plant

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Utah Smelter Power Plant was a coal-fired power station owned and operated by Rio Tinto near Magna, Utah.

Units 1-3 were shut down in 2016.[1] The last coal unit, unit 4, was shut down in May 2019.[2]

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Retirement

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.[3]

In October 2016 the Salt Lake Tribune reported units 1-3 had already been shut down and will be decommissioned in the near future.[1]

Plant Data

  • 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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Emissions Data

  • 2006 CO2 Emissions: 1,225,805 tons
  • 2006 SO2 Emissions:
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