|Earl F. Wisdom 2 facts|
Located near Spencer, IA, this peaking plant is operated by natural gas.
Earl F. Wisdom Unit 1 is a coal-based power plant owned by Corn Belt Power.
Earl F. Wisdom Generating Station Unit 2 is a Basin Electric peaking power resource.
The unit is a partnership between Basin Electric and Corn Belt Power Cooperative, Humboldt, IA. Corn Belt Power is a member-owner of Basin Electric.
Basin Electric and Corn Belt Power each have a 40-megawatt ownership share in the 80-megawatt natural gas/oil-fired combustion turbine. Corn Belt Power operates and maintain the units.Wisdom Unit 2 is located near Spencer, IA, next to the existing Earl F. Wisdom Generating Station Unit 1, a coal-based unit owned and operated by Corn Belt Power. Ground-breaking for the project was held on Oct. 29, 2003 and the project was completed during the spring of 2004 for an approximate cost of $40 million.
Wisdom Unit 2 was constructed to provide additional peaking capacity and risk mitigation for Basin Electric, and to satisfy a continuing demand for electricity by the cooperative's member systems. The unit runs during times of peak power demand.
Corn Belt Power Cooperative
1300 13th St. North
PO Box 508
Humboldt, IA 50548-0508
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