# U.S. Highway 144

OMU’s Elmer Smith plant is a coal-burning facility consisting of two units with a combined capacity of 425 MW. The facility burns approximately 1,250,000 tons of coal per year. The Elmer Smith Station began producing power when Unit 1 was put into operation in 1964. Ten years later, Unit 2 was operational. Due to economic pressures and the age of the plant, Unit 1 was shut down in 2019 and Unit 2 followed in 2020. Though the plant is no longer operational, it is still owned by OMU.