19th Annual Smithsonian Magazine Photo Contest The American Experience
Sunset on a Coal Power Plant

The sunset falls behind the Intermountain Power Plant in the Utah desert. After supplying Utah and Southern California with power for 40 years and ranking one of the top performing coal plants in cleanliness and efficiency, Intermountain Power Plant will be torn down in 2025. Although the plant could go on for another 40 years, they are being forced to tear the building down instead of converting it. The plant will be replaced with a smaller natural gas plant. Most of the 400 workers will lose their jobs. It is the end to coal power in America. Will it also mean the end for towns and the workers who have depended on electricity from coal for their livelihood?

Photo Detail
Date Taken: 11.2021
Date Uploaded: 11.2021
Photo Location: Delta, Utah, United States of America
Camera: NIKON D3400
Copyright: © Rebecca Burr