John E. Amos Power Plant

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John E. Amos Power Plant
CLOUDS OF STEAM RISE FROM THE WATER COOLING TOWERS OF THE JOHN AMOS POWER PLANT ON THE KANAWHA RIVER - NARA - 551155.tif
John E. Amos Power Plant is located in West Virginia
John E. Amos Power Plant
Location of John E. Amos Power Plant
Country United States
Location Winfield Rd., Winfield, West Virginia
Coordinates 38°28′29″N 81°49′16″W / 38.47472°N 81.82111°W / 38.47472; -81.82111Coordinates: 38°28′29″N 81°49′16″W / 38.47472°N 81.82111°W / 38.47472; -81.82111
Status Active
Commission date September 1971
Owner(s) American Electric Power
Power generation
Primary fuel Coal
Nameplate capacity 2,933 megawatts (nameplate)

John E. Amos Power Plant is a three-unit coal-fired power plant owned and operated by Appalachian Power, a subsidiary of American Electric Power (AEP). With a nameplate rating of 2,933 MW,[1] it is the largest utility in the AEP system.[2] It was named after a Democratic National Committee man from West Virginia.[3] The plant is located between West Virginia Route 817 (Winfield Road) and the Kanawha River.

Units 1 and 2 are of 816.3 MW nameplate capacity each, and were started up in September 1971, and June, 1972 respectively. Unit 3, rated at 1,300 MW, was started up in October, 1973. All units are supercritical, dry-bottom boilers powered by a blend of low-sulfur coal and Northern Appalachian Basin high-sulfur coal.[4] The Babcock and Wilcox Company (B&W) has been awarded a contract valued well in excess of $100 million to supply and construct wet flue-gas desulfurization on all three units. Unit 3 is scheduled to be completed by the end of 2007, and Units 1 and 2 are scheduled to go online by the end of 2008.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States". Energy Information Administration. 2007. Retrieved 2008-06-19. 
  2. ^ Line, Les (January 2007). "One Picture". Audubon Magazine. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 
  3. ^ Young, William L.; John E. Amos (August 6, 1965). "John E. Amos Oral History Interview" (PDF). Oral History Program. John F. Kennedy Library. Retrieved 2008-06-25. 
  4. ^ a b "B&W Awarded Environmental Equipment Contract for AEP'S Amos Plant in West Virginia". Business Wire. 2005-11-04. Retrieved 2008-06-20. 

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