Hungry NH power plant turns to Russia for coal shipment


PSNH's Schiller Station in Portsmouth generates 150 megawatts of power in three boilers. Two burn coal or oil, the third burns wood chips. 

The Doric Victory, a bulk carrier the length of two football fields, transported the fuel almost 4,000 miles (6,436 kilometers) from Riga, Latvia, last month to Public Service of New Hampshire's Schiller power plant in Portsmouth, a 150-megawatt facility that's produced electricity since 1952.
The New Hampshire utility declined to disclose the amount of coal that it purchased from Russia. U.S. bill of lading data show that 38,500 metric tons of steam coal were delivered.
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