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Lignite is also:

Abundant

Reliable

Compatible

Responsible

 

Lignite-Generated
Electricity is
Low-Cost

Lignite-fired power plants in this region generate electricity at a cost significantly below that of all coal, nuclear and natural gas power plants nationwide.
 

 

Three of the top 40 low-cost power plants in the United States are fueled by lignite in North Dakota, as reflected in the cost rankings of power plants nationwide by Platts/RDI.

2004 Production Costs per Megawatt Hour
23 Coyote Station $13.43
28 Coal Creek Station $13.88
33 Milton R. Young Station $14.28
Average cost of all coal power plants nationwide $19.33

Source - Platts/RDI 2004 & Energy Velocity, LLC
(2005 data will be available in late 2006

 

The use of lignite to generate electricity results in lower electricity costs for consumers, farms and businesses in North Dakota, Minnesota, South Dakota and Montana.
 

 

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