MECHANICAL ENGINEERING SUMMER INTERN – PAID
Objective: Provide engineering and project management support to the Power Generation section of Buckeye Power in support of the coal fired Cardinal Plant
Cardinal Station occupies a unique place in the history of electric power generation. It represents the first-ever alliance of an investor-owned electric utility – American Electric Power and a member-owned electric utility - Buckeye Power, Inc., to construct and operate a power station to serve both their consumers. Buckeye Power is an organization of 25 rural electric cooperatives.
AEP owns Cardinal Unit 1 and placed it in commercial operations in late 1967. Unit 2 was placed in commercial operation later that same year and is owned by Buckeye Power. Each unit has generating capacity of 600 megawatts (MW).
Unit 3, also owned by Buckeye Power, began operation in 1977 and has a generating capacity of 630MW. Cardinal Operating Company operates the facility on behalf of all owners.