Two miles north of Mandan, North Dakota.
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.
Power production capability:
The station has two units with a combined rating of 100 megawatts.
The Heskett Station consumes about 500,000 tons of lignite anually, which is trained to the station from the Dakota Westmoreland Corporation’s Beulah Mine.
The first unit of the Heskett Station went on line in 1954 and has a capacity of 25 megawatts. The second unit went on line in 1963 and is rated at 75 megawatts. The plant is named for R.M. Heskett, the founder of Montana-Dakota Utilities Co.
An elctrostatic precipitator was added to the Heskett Station in 1976. The fluidized bed technology installed on the second unit’s boiler in 1986 allows for the reduction of sulfur dioxide emissions.