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Riverside Coal Fired Power Plant, Minnesota, USA

Start of project

First quarter of 2009

Project completion

May 2009


439MW (replacing 386MW)

Plant type

Repowering coal fired power plant to natural gas combined-cycle firing


Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA

Estimated investment



Xcel Energy

Demolition and site preparation work, main power block equipment procurement

Xcel Energy

Units 7 & 8

Boilers were supplied by B&W. T/G suppliers were GE, MHI and Melco. Pioneer was the EPC

Unit 7 & 8 control system

Ovation expert control

Owners Engineer (OE) services


Turbines and HRSGs

Two gas-fired combustion turbines and HRSGs will be added, with the existing steam turbine being retained


Annual air emissions should be reduced by around 99&#37; (SO<span class="sub">2</span>), 96&#37; (NOx), 86&#37; (particulates) and 100&#37; (mercury)


Natural gas

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