Leland Olds Station

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Facility:Leland Olds Station
Description:
The Leland Olds Station Unit 1 (left) was Basin Electric's first generating station.

Leland Olds Station Unit 1 holds the distinguished honor of being Basin Electric’s first power plant.

The station was named for former Federal Power Commission chairman, Leland Olds. When Leland Olds Station Unit 1 went on-line in January 1966, it was the largest lignite-based power plant (216 megawatts) in the Western Hemisphere.

Leland Olds Station Unit 2, a 440-megawatt unit located adjacent to Unit 1, began commercial operation in December 1975. The Leland Olds Station is the only power plant in North Dakota that uses a “v-slot” coal unloading system. This v-shaped hopper and enclosure automatically unloads six rail cars at a time. It takes about one hour to unload a 60-car train.
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Address 1:3901 Highway 200A
Address 2:
City:Stanton
State/Province:ND
Zip Code:58571-9417
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Hours:Tours of the Leland Olds Station are available Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. Central Time.
Admission:
Telephone:(701) 745-3371
Website:Visit Website
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