Gas- and Oil-Fired Plants in Kansas & Nebraska

Abilene
Location: KS
Operator: Westar Energy Inc
Configuration: 1 X 15 MW, 1 X 19 MW
Operation: 1940-1947 (ret)
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: AC, GE
EPC: Black & Veatch
Quick facts: The Abilene steam-electrc units were retired in 1986. A 72-MW W501 GT went into operaton at the site in 1972.

Photograph courtesy of Westar Energy Inc
Posted 1 Sep 2014

Burdick
Location: NE
Operator: Grand Island Utilities
Configuration: 1 X 19 MW, 1 X 25 MW, 1 X 54 MW
Fuel: natural gas
Operation: 1957-1972
Boiler supplier: B&W, Erie, CE
T/G supplier: AC, GE
EPC: Lutz Daily & Brain
Quick facts:Burdick is in economic reserve.

Photograph courtesy of Grand Island Utilities
Posted 11 Dec 2004

Canaday
Location: NE
Operator: Nebraska Public Power District
Configuration: 1 X 119 MW
Operation: 1958
Fuel: natural gas, No 6 fuel oil
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: S&L
Quick facts: The plant was originally owned and operated by Central Nebraska Public Power & Irrigation District and acquired by NPPD in 1995.

Photograph courtesy of Nebraska Public Power District
Posted 12 Feb 2005

Garden City
Location: KS
Operator: Sunflower Electric Power Coop
Configuration: 1 X 9.5 MW, 1 X 99 MW
Operation: 1962-1973
Fuel: natural gas
Boiler supplier: B&W, CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Burns & McDonnell

Photograph courtesy of Sunflower Electric Coop
Posted 11 Jan 2004

Gordon Evans
Location: KS
Operator: Westar Energy Inc
Configuration: 1 X 136 MW, 1 X 390 MW
Operation: 1961-1967
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: RS
T/G supplier: WH
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: This power station was built by Kansas Power & Light in Colwick, Sedgwick County.

Photograph courtesy of Westar Energy Inc
Posted 31 Aug 2014

Hutchinson
Location: KS
Operator: Westar Energy Inc
Configuration: 2 X 23 MW, 1 X 35 MW (ret), 1 X 172 MW
Operation: 1950-1965
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE, WH
EPC: Black & Veatch
Quick facts: Unit-4 ran baseload unit until about 1990 when it shifted to back-up service. The plant also has four gas turbines which were installed in the mid-1970s.

Photograph courtesy of Westar Energy Inc
Posted 1 Sep 2014

 

Murray Gill
Location: KS
Operator: Westar Energy Inc
Configuration: 1 X 46 MW, 1 X 75 MW, 2 X 114 MW
Operation: 1952-1959
Fuel: natural gas, No 6 oil
Boiler supplier: FW
T/G supplier: GE, WH
EPC: Ebasco

Photograph courtesy of Westar Energy Inc
Posted 24 May 2007

Neosho
Location: KS
Operator: Westar Energy Inc
Configuration: 1 X 69 MW
Operation: 1954
Fuel: natural gas, oil
Boiler supplier: CE
T/G supplier: GE
EPC: Ebasco
Quick facts: Two sall coal-fired units were built at Neosho in the 1920s.These closed in the 1980s.

Photograph courtesy of Westar Energy Inc
Posted 1 Sep 2014

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Abbreviations

Data: industcards, Platts UDI World Electric Power Plants Data Base

Updated 01-Sep-2014

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