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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
CountryUnited States
LocationGreen Bay, Wisconsin
Coordinates44°32′24″N 88°00′31″W / 44.54000°N 88.00861°W / 44.54000; -88.00861Coordinates: 44°32′24″N 88°00′31″W / 44.54000°N 88.00861°W / 44.54000; -88.00861
StatusOperational
Commission dateUnits 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 dateUnits 1–2: 1980
Units 3–4: 2007
Units 5–6: 2015
Units 7–8: 2018
P31: Planned 2018
Owner(s)WEC Energy
Operator(s)Wisconsin Public Service Corporation
Thermal power station
Primary fuelCoal
Secondary fuelNatural gas
Turbine technologySteam turbine
Cooling sourceGreen Bay
Power generation
Nameplate capacity283 MW

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UnitsEdit

Units of J. P. Pulliam Generating Station[1]
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.[2][3]
6 62.5 MW 1951 875 million BTU per hour, dry bottom boilers that burned pulverized coal. Retired c.2015.[2][3]
7 75 MW 1958 999 million BTU per hour, dry bottom boilers that burn pulverized coal.[3] Retired c.2018.[4]
8 125 MW 1964 1510 million BTU per hour, dry bottom boilers that burn pulverized coal.[3] Retired c.2018.[4]
P31 83 MW 2003 Combustion Turbine Generator (Natural Gas or Fuel Oil)[3] Retirement Planned c.2018.

RetirementEdit

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.[5] Those costs were passed on to utility rate payers.[6] At least ten positions were eliminated when Unit 5 and 6 were retired.[2]

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.[7]

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ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2006" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-14.
  2. ^ a b c "Wisconsin Public Service to close 2 oldest coal-power units". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. Associated Press. March 13, 2014.
  3. ^ a b c d e "Clean Air Permit 405031990-P10". WI DNR. June 11, 2003.
  4. ^ a b Jeff Bollier (February 27, 2019). "'Halley's Comet of economic development': Stars align to relocate Green Bay's coal piles". Green Bay Press-Gazette. Retrieved February 28, 2019.
  5. ^ "Wisconsin Public Service Corporation Settlement". EPA. January 4, 2013. Retrieved September 26, 2015.
  6. ^ Content, Thomas (January 4, 2013). "Green Bay utility to stop burning coal at two state plants". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
  7. ^ Murray, Patty (December 1, 2017). "Green Bay's Pulliam Plant Will 'Retire' By End Of 2018". Wisconsin Public Radio. Retrieved October 30, 2018.

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