The Martin Drake Power Plant is a 185 megawatt coal-fired plant that provides about a quarter of the community’s power year-round.
While the Martin Drake site has been in operation for more almost a century, the two current units - units 6 and 7 - were built in 1968 and 1974, respectively. The plant has been well maintained over the years to operate efficiently and reliably.
Our Utilities Board voted in 2015 to decommission the Drake Power Plant no later than 2035. This process started by retiring Unit 5, the smallest and oldest unit, at the end of 2016.