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Otter Tail Power to sell its share of Coyote Station by 2028

Coyote Station
Lignite Energy Council

Otter Tail Power Company is intending to sell its share of the Coyote Station power plant by 2028.

Otter Tail has a 35 percent ownership stake in that plant.

In its Integrated Resource Plan, submitted to regulators in the Dakotas and Minnesota, the Fergus Falls-based company says it will be asking to add dual-fuel capacity at its Astoria Station in South Dakota, which is fueled in part by North Dakota natural gas. Otter Tail also wants to add 150 megawatts of solar, at a yet-to-be-determined location.

In a statement, Otter Tail says because of more flexible and economical resource options are available, it wants to withdraw from the Coyote Station.

In addition to Otter Tail, companies with stakes in the Coyote Plant include MDU, Northern Municipal Power and Northwestern Energy. It’s a 420 megawatt facility, located south of Beulah. It opened in 1981. The plant is supplied by North American Coal’s Coyote Creek Mine.

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