Merom Generating Station
|Merom Generating Station|
Merom Generating Station from the Wabash River
|Location||Gill Township, Sullivan County, near Merom, Indiana|
|Commission date||Unit 1: September, 1983
Unit 2: February, 1982
|Owner(s)||Hoosier Energy, a Touchstone Energy cooperative|
|Primary fuel||Bituminous coal, distillate fuel oil|
|Nameplate capacity||1,080 MWe|
Merom Generating Station is a 2-Unit, 1080-mW rated coal-fired power plant located between Merom, Indiana and Sullivan, Indiana. It is owned by Hoosier Energy, a Touchstone Energy cooperative. The plant has been in operation since 1982.
- 2006 CO2 Emissions: 7,064,920 tons
- 2006 SO2 Emissions: 14,847 tons
- 2006 NOx Emissions: 7,808 tons
- 2005 Mercury Emissions: 162 pounds (73 kg)
In July 2010 a settlement agreement was reached between the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency and Hoosier Energy to reduce emissions that are regulated under the Clean Air Act. The settlement includes a civil penalty and a commitment to upgrade the air pollution controls at two power plants in Indiana, Merom Generating Station and Frank E. Ratts Generating Station.
- "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2008" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-28.
- Sourcewatch website
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency. "Hoosier Energy Agreement Marks 20th Settlement Under EPA’s Power Plant Enforcement Initiative." Press Release No. 10-OPA078. July 23, 2010.
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