Otto E. Eckert Station

Also known as: Moore's Park Steam Plant, Municipal Power Plant
Western End of Island Avenue

Coal Fired Electric and Steam Power Plant

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Photo taken by Nathan Holth in July 2010

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According to the owner, Lansing Board of Water and Light, "The 350-megawatt plant's generation units were installed over several years, beginning in the mid-1950s. It includes six electric generating units ranging from 41 megawatts (MW) capacity to 77 MW."

Steam generation is included in the complex. According to the owner, Lansing Board of Water and Light, "Today the Moore's Park Steam Plant uses low cost coal to generate up to 660,000 lbs/hr of steam, which is distributed to its customers through nearly 14 miles of steam line."

The three ominous 615 foot chimneys at the power plant are not original and date to 1981. They are the tallest self-supporting structures in the region and are locally named Wynken, Blynken, and Nod.

Long term plans call for the construction of a new power plant on the west side of the Lansing area in Delta Township. Decommissioning of the Eckert Station to occur from 2017-2025. These plans likely will call for the demolition of this power plant.

Update Log 

  • July 11, 2010: Added by Nathan Holth