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Peaking generation with natural gas and oil power plants

We own and operate several natural gas peaking plants in the state of Minnesota. These plants generally run on the hottest and coldest days of the year, when demand for electricity is especially high. The plants use natural gas or fuel oil to generate electricity. Because peaking plants are more expensive to operate, we put them into service only when necessary to increase capacity.

Cambridge Station

Cambridge Station is a state-of-the-art combustion turbine plant, an approximately 154-megawatt natural gas-fired power generation facility.

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Lakefield Junction Station

Lakefield Junction Station is a state-of-the-art combustion turbine plant capable of producing approximately 488 megawatts of electricity.

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Arrowhead Emergency Generation Station

The Arrowhead Emergency Generation Station is an 18-megawatt, diesel-powered emergency standby electric generator located in the Arrowhead region of Minnesota.

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Elk River Peaking Station

Elk River Peaking Station is a 175-megawatt (MW) natural gas peaking facility located in Elk River, Minnesota.

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Pleasant Valley Station

Pleasant Valley Station can produce approximately 412 megawatts of electricity on a hot summer day.

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Combustion Turbine Stations

Great River Energy owns and operates four combustion turbine plants located to the north and west of the Twin Cities area.

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