Coal-fired Cycling Operation at Illinois Power's Havana Station

F.E. Rosenberger
Illinois Power Company
Havana Illinois

D.C. Langley
The Babcock & Wilcox Company
Barberton, Ohio

Presented to:

American Power Conference
Chicago, Illinois 
April 21-23. 1980


This paper will describe the experience of cycling the 450 MW coal-fired Unit 6 at Illinois Power Company's Havana Station located at Havana, Illinois, 100 miles north of St. Louis, Missouri. Unit 6 is a 450 MW extension with the first five units totaling 250 MW. Start-up of unit 6 began in the spring of 1978 with intermittent cycling through the summer and fall of 1978. Cycling of Unit 6 continued during the winter of 1978 and 1979, and until the spring of 1979 when a major turbine inspection was completed. Since that time, Unit 6 has been cycling with a two-shift daily operation and weekend shutdowns. 

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