Colorado - Craig - Coal Power Plant

State: Colorado
Region: Craig
Description: The Craig Power Station near Craig, Colorado, is Colorado's largest coal-fired electrical generating station. Operated by Tri-State Generation, the facility occupies a space of 1,120 acres and employs more than 300 people.

Craig's primary coal sources are the Trapper and Colowyo mines, as well as other regional sources. The Yampa River, along which the facility is situated, provides water for the turbines.

As part of a lawsuit settlement with the Sierra Club that required Craig and five other utility stations to comply with stricter environmental standards, Craig Power Station's environmental controls were augmented and the generating units were retrofitted to reduce sulfur dioxide, fly ash and nitrogen dioxide emissions.