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Elk Mound Combustion Turbines

Elk Mound

Dairyland Power Cooperative’s two Elk Mound Combustion Turbines in Chippewa County, Wis., came online in June 2001. The two combustion turbines contribute approximately 70 MW of reliable peaking capacity and energy.

These units are crucial to maintaining a reliable and affordable energy supply, especially during peak operating times (typically the hottest days of summer and coldest days of winter).

The dual fuel combustion turbines (fuel oil and natural gas) typically operate about 1,000 hours a year. The site is served by existing transmission lines and is adjacent to Dairyland’s substation site near Elk Mound, Wis., which has been owned and operated by Dairyland since 1960.