Location and Visitor Information
Platte Generating Station is located about two miles south of Grand Island at the corner of Wildwood Drive and South Locust Street. From Interstate 80, exit 312, travel north on US 281 toward Grand Island for two miles. At Wildwood Drive, turn east and travel 1-1/2 miles to the main entrance. Platte Generating Station is open to the public during our regular business hours of Monday through Friday (except holidays) from 7 AM to 3 PM. All visitors must check into the office located on the north side of main building (plant) immediately upon entering the site. Anyone planning to enter the plant site after regular business hours should make prior arrangements.
Platte Generating Station (PGS) was commissioned in 1982 and provides reliable, low-cost electrical power. Efficient and reliable service is attained through the acquisition of low-cost coal, and effective operation and maintenance practices. PGS has a staff of experienced, well-trained employees who produce an enviable long-term plant operating record. The plant operates and is staffed continuously, including all holidays.
At full capacity, PGS produces 100 megawatts of electrical power which is enough to illuminate one million, 100 watt light bulbs. During most of the year, PGS provides enough power to satisfy customer demand.
Individuals and groups are welcome to tour the PGS facility and learn about plant operations. Presentations to student groups include a discussion of electrical power generation alternatives and environmental issues.
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