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Ash System

When coal is burned in the boilers, two types of ash are produced.

The heavier ash, which collects in the bottom of the boiler, is called "bottom ash". This ash is collected and trucked back to the mine site, where it is buried before the land is reclaimed.

The remaining, lighter ash, which is carried through the boiler with the exhaust gas, is known as "flyash". The flyash is removed from the furnace exhaust by electrostatic precipitators. With the flyash removed, the remaining flue gases are discharged up the stack.

Much of the collected flyash is sold to be used in the manufacture of concrete. The remaining flyash is returned to the mine for burial.

Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Hours of operation 2024

We are located on the grounds of the Leduc West Antique Museum. Travel 5 miles west of Leduc on Highway 39. Go north on Range Road 260 (Cohne Dale Road) for about 800 metres and the museum will be on your right. Our museum is now closed for the season, but 2023 was a great year and we are looking forward to an even better 2024. Here are the dates for the major events at Leduc West, when the  Edmonton Power Historical Foundation Museum will also be open:
Spring Swap Meet May 25 & May 26, 2024
LWAS Annual Exposition July 20 & July 21, 2024
Fall Harvest September 7 & September 8, 2024


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