Sherco 3, Minnesota's largest power generating unit, is back in full service

  • Article by: David Shaffer , Star Tribune
  • Updated: October 21, 2013 - 8:51 PM

Minnesota’s largest electric generator, a coal-fired unit at Becker, was offline since 2011.

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jfribleyOct. 21, 13 6:59 PM

How ironic that this appears at the same time that the paper is running "Saving the Great North Woods." It is of course Sherco and other coal plants like it that are the single biggest reason that we are experiencing climate change and losing our precious heritage of pine, birch, and spruce. We can't have both coal plants and the North Woods. I for one choose the north woods. Time to shut down this dinosaur and generate power from sources that don't put massive amounts of carbon into the atmosphere.

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eddie55431Oct. 21, 13 9:16 PM

Fantastic! It's great to hear that power generation by American-mined coal is back on line. Coal is the most cost efficient and practical method of power generation and will continue to be far into the future. By far the cheapest, most reliable power, and it doesn't need massive government subsidies and loans to cronies of the politicians to survive. Modern coal plants are clean, and work on cloudy days and cold nights when we need them the most.

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notforjoeighOct. 21, 13 9:45 PM

Coal is affordable, reliable, and produced right here in the good old USA. Glad to see this asset is back on line.

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mmediaOct. 22, 13 6:20 AM

"it doesn't need massive government subsidies and loans to cronies of the politicians to survive"__ There are all sorts of subsidies for the scam called "clean" coal.

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supervon2Oct. 22, 13 6:28 AM

The best thing about this plant? It produces power when the sun doesn't shine and there's no wind. Hint: We will soon have a little over 8 hours of daylight. Do you really want to be without electricity 16 hours a day?

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IHATELOGINS0Oct. 24, 13 8:57 PM

Let the pollution Begin!

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