Leland Olds Station ready to meet emissions limits
Leland Olds Station, the first coal-powered station constructed by Basin Electric Power Cooperative, is ready to meet emissions limits set to go into effect at the end of 2013. The Regional Haze Rule is an effort put into place by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to improve air quality in national parks and other wilderness areas. The scrubbers at Leland Olds help remove sulfur dioxide emissions from burning coal during the process of generating electricity. The plant itself was originally constructed with one unit in 1966, and a second unit was added in 1975. Read more from Basin Electric.