Hydro Electric Turbine

Hydro Electric Turbine (HMVBA)

Location: St Paul, MN 55116 Ramsey County
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Country: United States of America
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N 44° 54.876', W 93° 11.911'

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1924 - 1994

Cast Iron · Rotation Speed 100 RPM
Weight 15 Tons · 4,500 Horsepower

This is one of four turbines Ford Motor Company installed 1924 at the hydro electric plant located below this lookout. The turbines were replaced between 1992 and 1994 after 70 years of service. This one water driven turbine produced over 1,341,776,000 kilowatt hours (KWH) of electricity in its liftime. This offset the burning of 286,000 tons of coal and avoided 470,000 pounds of particulates, 4,589,000 pounds of sulphur dioxide and 5,340,000 pounds of nitrogen oxide.
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Date Added Sunday, October 5th, 2014 at 10:14pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)15T E 484330 N 4973482
Decimal Degrees44.91460000, -93.19851667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 44° 54.876', W 93° 11.911'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds44° 54' 52.56" N, 93° 11' 54.66" W
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Area Code(s)651, 952, 612
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 1312 S Mississippi River Blvd, St Paul MN 55116, US
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