Harllee Branch Power Plant

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Plant Harllee Branch
Harllee Branch Chimney.JPG
Power plant chimney
Harllee Branch Power Plant is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Harllee Branch Power Plant
Location of Plant Harllee Branch
Country United States
Location Putnam County, near Eatonton, Georgia
Coordinates 33°11′38″N 83°17′59″W / 33.19389°N 83.29972°W / 33.19389; -83.29972Coordinates: 33°11′38″N 83°17′59″W / 33.19389°N 83.29972°W / 33.19389; -83.29972
Commission date 1961
Owner(s) Georgia Power
Power generation
Primary fuel Coal
Units operational 4
Nameplate capacity 1.539 MW (2,064 hp)

Plant Harllee Branch is a coal-fired power station located in southeastern Putnam County, just southeast of Eatonton, Georgia, USA. It is located about halfway between Eatonton and Milledgeville, to the southeast. The power plant is owned and operated by Georgia Power. It is named after Harllee Branch Jr., president of Georgia Power.

The power plant has one of the tallest chimneys in the world, built in 1978. The chimney stands 1,001-foot tall (305 m), and is visible, on clear days, up to approximately 10 to 20 miles (16 to 32 km) away. Many boaters use the chimney to navigate Lake Sinclair, because the power plant is located at US 441, and is a central point on the lake.

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