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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 2021

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.

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