Wabamun Generating Station

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Wabamun Generating Station
Location of Wabamun Generating Station
CountryCanada
LocationWabamun, Alberta
Coordinates53°33′30″N 114°29′17″W / 53.55833°N 114.48806°W / 53.55833; -114.48806Coordinates: 53°33′30″N 114°29′17″W / 53.55833°N 114.48806°W / 53.55833; -114.48806
StatusDecommissioned
Commission date1956
Decommission date2010
Owner(s)TransAlta
Thermal power station
Primary fuelSubbituminous coal
Power generation
Units operational2 X 66 MW
1 X 159 MW
1 X 279 MW
Make and modelAEI
Metropolitan-Vickers
Nameplate capacity582 MW

Wabamun Generating Station was a coal-fired power station owned by TransAlta, located next to the village of Wabamun, Alberta. The station's primary source of fuel was sub bituminous from the Whitewood mine.[1] Unit 3 was retired in 2002; Units 1 and 2 on December 31, 2004, and Unit 4 on March 31, 2010.[2] On August 11, 2011, the main building was leveled by a controlled implosion.[3] Plans for the site include high rise condos and a waterfront.[4]

Description[edit]

The plant consisted of:[5]

  • Unit 1 from Babcock & Wilcox at 66 MW (commissioned in 1958, decommissioned in 2004)
  • Unit 2 from Babcock & Wilcox at 66 MW (commissioned in 1956, decommissioned in 2004)
  • Unit 3 from Combustion Engineering at 150 (commissioned in 1962, decommissioned in 2002)
  • Unit 4 from Combustion Engineering at 300 (commissioned in 1968, decommissioned in 2010)

Decommissioned in 2010 with the smoke stacks demolished in March 2011.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ GENERAL FACILITY INFORMATION REPORT
  2. ^ Transalta Press Release TransAlta fully retires all the units of its Wabamun power plant
  3. ^ "Wabamun Power Plant Implosion - CTV Extended". CTV Edmonton. 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2011-08-13.
  4. ^ "Major landmark west of Edmonton no more". CTV Edmonton. 2011-08-11. Retrieved 2011-08-13.
  5. ^ GENERAL FACILITY INFORMATION REPORT
  6. ^ "Smoke stacks at Wabamun power plant come crashing down". CTV Edmonton. March 18, 2011. Retrieved October 24, 2011.