Coyote Station

 The Coyote Station is a single-unit, lignite coal-based power plant located near Beulah, N.D. The plant, which came online in 1981, has a nameplate rating of 427,000 kilowatts (kW) and is operated by Otter Tail Power Company.


Northern Municipal Power Agency owns a 30 percent share of the plant. Minnkota serves as operating agent for NMPA. The other plant owners are Otter Tail (35 percent), Montana-Dakota Utilities (25 percent) and NorthWestern Energy (10 percent). The plant receives lignite coal from the nearby Coyote Creek Mine, which is owned and operated by North American Coal.


Coyote Station is equipped with emission control technologies that meet or exceed all state and federal air quality standards. Among these systems are a dry scrubber to remove sulfur dioxide, over-fire air to reduce nitrogen oxides, activated carbon to remove mercury and a fabric filter baghouse to remove particulates.

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Minnkota Power Cooperative provides wholesale electric energy to 11 member-owner distribution cooperatives in eastern North Dakota and northwestern Minnesota.