The Martin Drake Power Plant is a 254 megawatt coal-fired plant that provides nearly one-third of the community’s power year-round.
While the Martin Drake site has been in operation for more than 80 years, the three current units - units 5, 6 and 7 - were built in 1962, 1968 and 1974, respectively. The plant has been well maintained over the years to operate efficiently and reliably.
Our Utilities Board voted in 2016 to decommission the Drake Power Plant no later than 2035. We will start this process by taking Unit 5, the smallest and oldest unit, offline by the end of 2016.