Shand Power Station


Commissioned: 1992
Location: Estevan, SK
Fuel source: Coal
Net capacity: 276 MW

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    • One unit with a generating capacity of 276-net MW.
    • Received a Power Plant Award from Power Magazine in 1993 in recognition of Shand’s advanced environmental design.

Advanced Environmental Design

  • The LIFAC (Limestone Injection into the Furnace and re-Activation of Calcium) system, which uses powdered limestone (sorbent) and water to remove sulphur dioxide emissions.
  • The finely-tuned burner temperature and air quantity reduces nitrogen oxide formations by up to 50 per cent. Nitrogen oxide contributes to acid rain and smog.
  • A closed-loop, zero-discharge water management system ensures the water used will not be discharged into the environment, except through evaporation.
  • A high-efficiency electro-static precipitator (ESP), which acts as a giant dust collector to trap over 99 per cent of the fly ash before it leaves the power station’s stack
  • A state-of-the-art computer control system that ensures the station runs as efficiently as possible

Book a tour

Call Estevan Tourism at 1(306)634-6044 or call Shand directly at 1(306)-634-1700. Please allow us one week’s advance notice for your requested tour date.

Coal-Fired Stations

In a thermal power station, fuel (coal or natural gas) is 138 burned in a boiler to convert water to steam.

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    The high-pressure steam is directed into a turbine, which turns the turbine shaft. This shaft, connected to an electrical generator, produces electricity as it turns.

    A condenser converts the spent steam from the turbine back to water that is reused in the boiler. The condenser cooling water comes from the reservoir and is returned for reuse.

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