Merom Generating Station

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Merom Generating Station
Merom Generating Station (Sullivan County, Indiana).jpg
Merom Generating Station from the Wabash River
Merom Generating Station is located in Indiana
Merom Generating Station
Location of Merom Generating Station
Country United States
Location Gill Township, Sullivan County, near Merom, Indiana
Coordinates 39°04′04″N 87°30′41″W / 39.06778°N 87.51139°W / 39.06778; -87.51139Coordinates: 39°04′04″N 87°30′41″W / 39.06778°N 87.51139°W / 39.06778; -87.51139
Status Active
Commission date Unit 1: September, 1983
Unit 2: February, 1982
Owner(s) Hoosier Energy, a Touchstone Energy cooperative
Power generation
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.[1] It is owned by Hoosier Energy, a Touchstone Energy cooperative. The plant has been in operation since 1982.

Environmental impact[edit]

Air pollution[edit]

  • 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)[2]

Legal Settlement[edit]

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.[3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Existing Electric Generating Units in the United States, 2008" (Excel). Energy Information Administration, U.S. Department of Energy. 2008. Retrieved 2009-11-28. 
  2. ^ Sourcewatch website
  3. ^ 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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