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Coal Handling

At a typical coal-fired power plant, the coal from the mine is delivered to the plant in large trucks or rail cars and dumped into the run-of-mine (ROM) hopper.

Once at the plant, the coal is fed through a primary crusher and conveyed to a coal storage building.

The coal storage building is used to "blend" coal from different parts of the mine to make it more consistent for burning.

At the coal storage building, the coal is crushed again before being conveyed to smaller coal storage bunkers in the power plant.

From there, the coal is fed to the pulverizers, where it is ground into a fine powder, which is then burned in the boiler.

Edmonton Power Historical Foundation

Hours of operation 2023

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 a mile and the museum will be on your right. The museum is closed for the winter, however we are looking forward to opening our doors on May 27 for the Leduc West Antique Society Spring Swap Meet, Tractor Pull & Music Series. Featured will be all manner of vendor tables, displays, tours, and the first Tractor Pull of the season. In the evening the first concert of the Music Series will feature "Prairie Sky" on stage.
July 22 & 23 is the LWAS Annual Exposition, the biggest event of the year which will include public tours, exhibits, a parade of antique vehicles, and a Tractor Pull; on Saturday evening the Music Series will feature "The Jivin' Belles" performing songs heavily influenced by close harmony groups of the 40's like the Andrews Sisters.
September 9 & 10, the final event of the summer season is the Fall Harvest event… with public tours, exhibits and the Tractor Pull Provincial Finals event. The final music performance of the season will feature “Celtera” and as their name implies is steeped in the music from the Emerald Isle and Scotland.


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