Power Plant Tour



Dragline at Falkirk Mine adjacent to Coal Creek Station power plant.

Todd-Wadena has been taking members to see the power plant facilities in central North Dakota since Coal Creek Station was built in the late 1970s. Coal Creek Station provides about 85 percent of our wholesale electric power. The flagship plant is owned by Todd-Wadena and 27 other electric cooperatives that form Great River Energy. The tour includes a close-up view of the expansive, open-pit coal mines and the huge draglines that uncover the coal and the equipment that mines it.

2019 Tour Itinerary

The 2019 trip is Monday-Wednesday, June 10-12. Participants depart via charter bus from the cooperative office at about 10 a.m. on Monday and return at about 2:30 p.m. on Wednesday.The tour will also include trips to the Falkirk Mine, Spiritwood Station, and the Lewis & Clark Riverboat cruise.

The cost

Members pay $150 per person for a double occupancy room and $175 for single occupancy. That fee includes charter bus transportation, two nights lodging, breakfast both days, one lunch, and one evening meal. Rates for children under the age of 18, are $113 per child (must be accompanied by an adult). (Rates for non-members are $300 per person for double occupancy/$350 single occupancy.)

How to sign up

Call our office at (218) 631-3120 or (800) 321-8932 to ask questions or to sign up for the next tour. Please provide the names of the members who plan to attend, the mailing address and phone number where the member(s) can be reached.