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Edgewater Generating Station

Edgewater Generating Station

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Sheboygan WI United States 53081


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Edgewater Generating Station is a base load, coal fired, electrical power station located in the city of Sheboygan in Sheboygan County, Wisconsin. It provides electricity for customers in the northeastern part of Alliant Energy's Wisconsin Power & Light service area, along with service to several local municipal utilities. In 2009, it was listed as the seventh largest generating station in Wisconsin, with a net summer capacity of 767 MW.UnitsIn 1952 one of the units was upgraded with a Babcock & Wilcox cyclone boiler. At the time, the facility was using a 50/50 mix of Illinois and West Virginia coal. The West Virginia coal was shipped via lake freighter from Lorain, Ohio.At present, coal is delivered to the plant entirely by railroad, originating primarily from the Powder River Basin in Wyoming, via a Union Pacific spur line that was originally the main line of the Milwaukee Northern interurban railway.Unit 3 and 4 share the same chimney.Unit 3 turbine & generator were manufactured by Allis-Chalmers. Unit 4 is by General Electric, with Alterrex excitation system. Unit 5 is also manufactured by General Electric, with a Generrex excitation system.


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