Four miles southeast of Stanton, ND.
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.
Power production capability:
The station has two units totaling 669 megawatts. Unit One is rated at 222 megawatts and Unit Two is rated at 447 megawatts.
Leland Olds Station annually consumes more than 3 million tons of lignite supplied from the nearby The Coteau Properties Company.
The first unit began commercial operation in June 1966. It was built for $36 million. Unit Two began commercial operation in December 1975 and was built at a cost of $109 million. The plant is named for a former chairman of the Federal Power Commission, who suggested that rural electric systems pool their needs and resources to build large coal-based power plants to supplement the hydroelectric system.
More than $400 million is being invested in environmental equipment to capture sulfur dioxide. Electrostatic precipitators collect particulates, and low-NOx burners were installed on Unit One to reduce nitrogen oxides from the stack. Operational changes were made on Unit Two to reduce NOx emissions by 40 percent.