Elk River Energy Recovery Station
OperatingNatural Gas Power Plant           Total Power
239.3 MW
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Address

17845 East Highway 10
Elk River, MN 55330
United States
Sherburne County
Latitude: 45.29683
Longitude: -93.55784
Year Opened: 1951
Water Source: River
Notes
The power plant began commercial operation in 1950, utilizing coal and oil. In 1963, it was converted to a nuclear power plant, before being changed back to operate on coal and oil in 1968. The plant was then converted on August 19, 1989, to operate on RDF.

the gas turbine is a separate facility
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Data Sources

EIA 2008
Global Anti-Incineration Alliance - Incinerators
Energy Recovery Council Incinerators - 2000
2012 U.S. Biomass Power Map
EIA 2012 Form 860
EIA 2014 Form 860
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Environmental Justice Analysis

Distance (miles)0 2.5 5 10 25
American Indian0.4%0.4%0.4%0.4%0.4%
Asian0.8%0.7%1.6%2.1%4.3%
Black1.2%1.7%1.9%2.1%4.6%
Hispanic3.4%3.3%3.2%2.5%2.8%
White91.4%91.7%91.2%91.3%85.9%
Population1,5746,42027k74k508k
Income$72k$72k$70k$83k$80k
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CORPORATIONS
NameRelationOwnership
Great River EnergyOwner100%
United Power Association/Great River EnergyOperator 






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Unit Information

PowerTypeStatusFuelSecondary Fuel(s)
12 MWBurner: Unknown TypeOperatingResource Derived Fuel 250 Tons Per DayNatural Gas
191 MWBurner: TurbineOperatingNatural Gas Oil
12 MWBurner: Unknown TypeOperatingResource Derived Fuel 250 Tons Per DayNatural Gas
25 MWBurner: Unknown TypeOperatingResource Derived Fuel 500 Tons Per DayNatural Gas

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