Oak Creek/ Elm Road
ExpandingCoal Power Plant           Total Power
1240 MW
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11060 S. Chicago Road
Oak Creek, WI 53154
United States
Milwaukee County
Latitude: 42.8457
Longitude: -87.8294
Year Opened: 1959
Water Source: Lake Michigan
Cost (in millions): 2700
Notes
In February 2009, an explosion in a dust collection silo injured 6 workers. The dust collection technology was built in 2007, produced by Airtrol Inc.

This plant burns Power River Basin Coal.

As of Dec. 2009, construction of expanded units still not complete. Expansion unit 1 will be opened January 2010 and the second expansion unit is set for completion in August 2010.

This plant would draw 1.8 billion gallons of water/day from Lake Michigan.

The above-listed cost pertains only to the cost of constructing the 2 most recent units.

We Energies encountered significant legal hurdles put forward by Sierra Club and Clean Wisconsin. The 7 year lawsuiit ended in a $105 million settlement in favor of Sierra Club and Clean Wisconsin.
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Data Sources

EIA 2008
Coal Swarm
Sierra Club: Stopping the Coal Rush
EIA 2012 Form 860
EIA 2014 Form 860
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Wisconsin Electric Power CoOwner100%


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Unit Information

PowerTypeStatusFuel
299 MWOperatingSubbituminous Coal
299 MWOperatingSubbituminous Coal
318 MWOperatingSubbituminous Coal
324 MWOperatingSubbituminous Coal
615 MWUnder Construction 
615 MWUnder Construction 
20 MWBurner: TurbineClosedNatural Gas

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Estimated Electricity Production
 MWh Energy
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