Poplar River Power Station

Opened: 1981
Where: Coronach, SK
Fuel source: Coal
Power capacity: 582 megawatts (MW)

Facts about the Poplar River Power Station

  • There are 2 units that create 582 MW of power. The first one powered up in 1981 and the second in 1983.
  • In Jan. 2009, the Emission Control Research Facility (ECRF) received a national environmental stewardship award. The award was given by the Canadian Electricity Association (CEA). This was part of the CEA’s Environmental Commitment and Responsibility program.

Coal-Fired Stations


In a thermal power station, fuel (coal or natural gas) is burned in a boiler to convert water to steam.

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