Wisdom Generating Station
Fuel: Natural Gas
Location: Spencer, IA
Output: 80 megawatts
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 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.
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