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Beulah Mine

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The Beulah Mine produces an average of .5 million tons every year with coal being sold to the Heskett Station.

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Center Mine

Center Mine

BNI Coal, Ltd.’s Center Mine produces an average of 4.5 million tons every year with coal being sold to the nearby Young Station.

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Falkirk Mine

Falkirk Mine

The Falkirk Mine produces an average of 7.5 million tons ever year with coal being sold to the nearby Great River Energy.

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Freedom Mine

Freedom Mine

One of the 12 largest mines in the United States and the largest lignite mine in the country, the Freedom Mine supplies more than 15 million tons of lignite coal annually to the Great Plains Synfuels Plant.

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Savage Mine

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The Savage Mine produces about 350,000 tons every year with coal being sold to the Lewis & Clark Station and a nearby sugar beet processing facility.

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Coyote Creek Mine

Coyote Creek Mine

The Coyote Creek Mine produces lignite coal for the adjacent Coyote Station, which uses about 2.5 million tons annually.

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Power Plants

R.M. Heskett Station

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Heskett Station is a lignite-based electric generating station with two boilers – the smaller is a spreader stoker and the larger is a fluidized bed. The Station provides baseload electric service, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Coal Creek Station

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Coal Creek Station (CCS) is a lignite-based electric generating station with two pulverized tangential boilers. CCS provides baseload electric service, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Station is owned and operated by Great River Energy, headquartered in Maple Grove, MN.

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Milton R. Young Station

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Young Station, which is operated and partially owned by the Minnkota Power Cooperative, is a lignite-based electric generating station with two cyclone boilers. The Station provides baseload electric service, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Leland Olds Station

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Basin Electric Power Cooperative’s Leland Olds Station is a lignite-based electric generating station with one pulverized wall-fired boiler and one cyclone boiler. LOS provides baseload electric service, operating 24 hours a day, seven day a week.

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Antelope Valley Station

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Antelope Valley Station (AVS) is a lignite-based electric generating station with two pulverized tangentially fired boilers. AVS provides baseload electric service, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. AVS is owned and operated by Basin Electric Power Cooperative, headquartered in Bismarck, ND.

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Coyote Station

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Coyote Station is a lignite-based electric generating station with one cyclone boiler. Coyote Station provides baseload electric service, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week. The Station is operated by Otter Tail Power Company, along with Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., Northern Municipal Power Agency and Northwestern Energy.

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Lewis & Clark Station

Lewis & Clark Station

Lewis & Clark Station, which is owned and operated and by the Montana-Dakota Utilities Co., is a lignite-based electric generating station. The Station provides baseload electric service, operating 24 hours a day, seven days a week.

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Poly-generation Plants

Great Plains Synfuels Plant

Great Plains Synfuels Plant

Great Plains Synfuels Plant is the only commercial-scale coal gasification plant in the United States that manufactures natural gas.

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Spiritwood Station

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Spiritwood Station is owned and operated by Great River Energy., is the first of its kind in North Dakota and the newest power plant in North Dakota.

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Research Facilities

Energy and Environmental Research Center

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Energy and Environmental Research Center in Grand Forks, North Dakota, is a research, development, demonstration, and commercialization facility for energy and environment technologies development.

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University of North Dakota

UND

The University of North Dakota (UND) in Grand Forks is not only home to the Energy & Environmental Center but is also home turf for many of the researchers who find solutions to the challenges facing the lignite industry.

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Bismarck State College

Bismarck State College in Bismarck, offers power plant and process plant technology degrees through its National Energy Center of Excellence.

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