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General Information

Generation

Corn Belt Power set its all-time-high peak load at 340 megawatts in November 2009. Due to its rural-based crop drying load,
Corn Belt Power often sets its annual peak in the fall.

Corn Belt Power has one wholly owned coal-fired power plant and a gas combustion turbine generator;
It jointly owns three coal-fired power plants and one nuclear power plant.

Corn Belt Power sells all of its generation output to Basin Electric Power Cooperative, Bismarck, North Dakota.
Then, as a Class A all supplemental requirements member of Basin Electric, Corn Belt Power buys from Basin Electric
all of its power needs above its hydropower allocation and an original 50 megawatt contract with Basin.

To receive written information on the sources of power provided by Corn Belt Power Cooperative, including greenhouse gas
emissions associated with each type of fuel used for generation, click here.


Transmission

Corn Belt Power owns and operates more than 1,700 miles of high voltage transmission line and owns and services
149 distribution substations and 36 switching stations. More than 30 microwave towers provide instant communication
to operate radio-controlled switches. The System Control Center is staffed 24 hours a day to monitor generation and transmission.
Service crews are located at Humboldt headquarters, Hampton Service Center and Emmetsburg Service Center.

 

Generating sources owned by Corn Belt Power:

Neal #4
(coal), Sioux City, Iowa - 75 megawatts:
Neal #4 power plant (coal), Sioux City Iowa

Duane Arnold Energy Center
(nuclear), Palo, Iowa - 61 megawatts:
Duane Arnold Energy Center (nuclear), Palo, Iowa

Wisdom Unit 1
  (coal), Spencer, Iowa - 38 megawatts
Wisdom Unit 2
  (natural gas/fuel oil), Spencer, Iowa - 40 megawatts:
Wisdom Unit 1, (coal) and Wisdom Unit 2, (natural gas/fuel oil) Spencer, Iowa

Walter Scott, Jr. Energy Center Unit 3
  (coal), Council Bluffs, Iowa - 26 megawatts
Walter Scott, Jr. Energy Center Unit 4
  (coal), Council Bluffs, Iowa - 45 megawatts:
Walter Scott, Jr. Energy Center Unit 3 (coal), Council Bluffs, Iowa and Walter Scott, Jr. Energy Center Unit 4 (coal) Council Bluffs, Iowa

 

Additional generating sources:

Western Area Power Administration
(hydro), Missouri River dams - 27 megawatts:
Wester Area Power Administration (hyrdo), Missouri River dams

Webster City Combustion Turbine
(fuel oil), Webster City, Iowa - 25 megawatts:
Webster City Combustion Turbine (fuel oil), Webster City, Iowa

Hancock County Wind Energy Center
(wind), Duncan, Klemme, Iowa - 11 megawatts:
Hancock County Wind Energy Center (wind), Duncan, Klemme, Iowa

Crosswind Energy
(wind), Ayrshire, Iowa - 21 megawatts:
Crosswind Energy wind turbines, Ayrshire, Iowa

Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative
(wind), Superior and Lakota, Iowa - 21 megawatts:
Iowa Lakes Electric Cooperative wind turbines, Lakota and Superior, Iowa

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