Intermountain Generating Station
The Intermountain Generating Station is the central component of Intermountain Power Project, a $5.5 billion project to supply electricity to Southern California and other markets. The plant was built in this remote part of west-central Utah, in the Sevier Desert, and is connected directly to the edge of Los Angeles by a 490 mile long high voltage DC line. The massive coal-fired power plant, built in the mid 1980's, produces over 1,600 megawatts of power, and is supplied by coal mines in central and eastern Utah.