Blue Earth County Power Plant

Find Blue Earth County Minnesota power plants. Power plants provide information on electric utilities and energy created through solar, wind turbine, biomass, hydroelectric and tidal, nuclear, alternative, renewable, natural resources, coal, oil, gas and geothermal power.

Adm Power Plant 2019 3rd Avenue Mankato MN 56001

Key City/Wilmarth Power Plant 800 Summit Avenue Mankato MN 56001

Lake Crystal Utilities Commission Power Plant 111 West Humphrey Street Lake Crystal MN 56055

Poet Biorefining - Lake Crystal Power Plant 19200 499th Avenue Lake Crystal MN 56055

Rapidan Hydro Facility 54126 Glory Lane Mankato MN 56001

Xcel Energy - Key City/Wilmarth Power Plant 1040 Summit Avenue Mankato MN 56001

About Blue Earth County Power Plants

Blue Earth County Power Plants are facilities where energy is converted to bulk electrical power from other sources and distributed to the electrical grid for delivery to electricity consumers in Blue Earth County, MN. Power Plants are typically categorized by the source of fuel that they use for generating electricity.

You may contact Power Plants for questions about:
  • Blue Earth County Public and private Power Plants
  • Types of Power Plants in Blue Earth County, Minnesota
  • Electrical energy production
  • Blue Earth County power authority and electric companies
  • Renewable energy and pollution
Blue Earth County Power Authorities

Blue Earth County Power Plants may be privately owned or owned by government entities. Blue Earth County Public Power Plants are usually owned and operated by a Power Authority or Power District. Power Authorities and Districts operate as government agencies with some degree of autonomy from the Minnesota State or local Blue Earth County government. They are self-sustaining and use revenues from the sale of electricity to support operations and capital improvements.

Power Companies in Blue Earth County, Minnesota

In some states, the power companies and Power Authorities that provide electricity to customers may not own any Power Plants. In those cases, the power company or Power Authority may own the transmission and distribution lines that deliver electricity to customers, while the electricity is generated by a variety of suppliers that feed into the grid.

Thermal Power Station

Electricity in Blue Earth County may be provided by fossil fuels, such as coal or natural gas. In thermal power production, a fuel source is burned to boil water and create superheated steam, which drives steam turbines. The turbines are coupled to alternators that generate electricity. Many power plants are equipped to use a combination of coal and natural gas.

Nuclear Power Plant

Power production in Blue Earth County, Minnesota may derive power from nuclear energy. Nuclear plants also use superheated steam to generate electricity by turning turbines. However, instead of fossil fuels, they rely on a chain reaction of fission reactions in nuclear reactors and the use of heat exchangers in boiling water reactors to produce electricity. A radioactive fuel, usually the Uranium-235 isotope, is necessary for the fission reaction. Nuclear fission and the operation of nuclear power plants in Blue Earth County is governed by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

Renewable Energy Power Plant

A variety of renewable energy sources may be used to generate electricity in Blue Earth County. Hydroelectric Power Plants use the energy of falling water to turn turbines that generate electricity. Wind Farms rely on wind energy to turn turbines. Photovoltaic Power Stations, or Solar Parks, convert light directly into electricity. Other Blue Earth County renewable energy sources include biomass, geothermal, and tidal power.