F. B. Culley Generating Station

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F. B. Culley Generating Station
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The F. B. Culley Power Generating Station
F. B. Culley Generating Station is located in Indiana
F. B. Culley Generating Station
Location of F. B. Culley Generating Station
Country United States
Location Anderson Township, Warrick County, near Newburgh, Indiana
Coordinates 37°54′33″N 87°19′30″W / 37.90917°N 87.32500°W / 37.90917; -87.32500Coordinates: 37°54′33″N 87°19′30″W / 37.90917°N 87.32500°W / 37.90917; -87.32500
Status Active
Commission date Unit 2: December, 1966
Unit 3: June, 1973
Owner(s) Vectren (formerly Southern Indiana Gas & Electric Co.)
Power generation
Primary fuel Bituminous coal
Nameplate capacity 369 MWe

F. B. Culley Generating Station is a 369-MWe coal-fired electricity-generating power plant, located southeast of Newburgh in Warrick County. It sits on the north bank of Ohio River, immediately adjacent and upstream of the Warrick Power Plant, and is owned and operated by Vectren (formerly Southern Indiana Gas and Electric Company). F. B. Culley has two units still in service: a 103.7-MWe Unit 2 (built in 1966) and a larger 265.2-MWe Unit 3 (built in 1973).[1] Unit 1 was a 46 MW coal-fired generation unit established 1955 and closed in 2006.

Environmental impact[edit]

In 1994, Vectren installed a flue-gas desulfurization system (scrubber) on Units 2 and 3 to reduce sulfur dioxide emissions. From 2001 to 2005, Vectren installed four selective catalytic reduction (SCR) devices on the coal-fired units, which successfully cut nitrogen oxide emissions by 80 percent. In 2006, a fabric filter was installed at Unit 3 to further reduce particulate matter emissions.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2006" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2006. Retrieved 2008-07-14. 

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