J. P. Pulliam Generating Station
J. P. Pulliam Generating Station is an electrical power station powered by sub-bituminous coal, which can also be substituted by natural gas. It is located in Green Bay, Wisconsin in Brown County. The plant is named after the former Wisconsin Public Service Corporation president John Page Pulliam (–June 15, 1951). The plant is connected to the power grid via 138 kV transmission lines.
|J. P. Pulliam Generating Station|
|Location||Green Bay, Wisconsin|
|Commission date||Units 1–2: 1927|
Unit 3: 1943
Unit 4: 1947
Unit 5: 1949
Unit 6: 1951
Unit 7: 1958
Unit 8: 1964
Unit P31: 2003
|Decommission date||Units 1–2: 1980|
Units 3–4: 2007
Units 5–6: 2015
Units 7–8: 2018
P31: Planned 2018
|Operator(s)||Wisconsin Public Service Corporation|
|Thermal power station|
|Secondary fuel||Natural gas|
|Turbine technology||Steam turbine|
|Cooling source||Green Bay|
|Nameplate capacity||283 MW|
|Unit||Nameplate capacity||Initial year of operation||Notes|
|1||10 MW||1927||Retired 1980|
|2||10 MW||1927||Retired 1980|
|3||30 MW||1943||Retired 2007|
|4||30 MW||1947||Retired 2007|
|5||50 MW||1949||693 million BTU per hour, dry bottom boilers that burned pulverized coal. Retired c.2015.|
|6||62.5 MW||1951||875 million BTU per hour, dry bottom boilers that burned pulverized coal. Retired c.2015.|
|7||75 MW||1958||999 million BTU per hour, dry bottom boilers that burn pulverized coal. Retired c.2018.|
|8||125 MW||1964||1510 million BTU per hour, dry bottom boilers that burn pulverized coal. Retired c.2018.|
|P31||83 MW||2003||Combustion Turbine Generator (Natural Gas or Fuel Oil) Retirement Planned c.2018.|
As a result of EPA clean air act enforcement, two coal fired units were retired at Pulliam in 2015 and WPSC was required to make $300 million in upgrades at the Weston Generating Station. Those costs were passed on to utility rate payers. At least ten positions were eliminated when Unit 5 and 6 were retired.
In 2016, WEC Energy announced they would be retiring the remaining units at Pulliam due to lower natural gas prices and affordability of renewables. They would retire by the end of 2018.
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