Schiller Station includes three 50-megawatt boilers, two of which can burn coal or oil, and one that was converted in 2006 to burn clean wood chips (learn more about this award-winning power generation facility, which is called Northern Wood Power).
Schiller Station has undergone millions of dollars in environmental optimizations over the years, including the installation of electrostatic precipitators (to remove ash particles) and Selective Non-Catalytic Reduction equipment (to reduce nitrogen oxide emissions).
Facts at a Glance:
- Rated output: 150 MW
- Fuel: Coal or oil (100 MW); biomass (50 MW)
- In-service date: 1952/1955/1957 (original steam units) 2006 (biomass)
- Mission: base-load energy service (i.e., continuously produces power to meet customer demand)